ex·​ec·​u·​trix ig-ˈze-k(y)ə-(ˌ)triks How to pronounce executrix (audio)
: a woman who is an executor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After the poet’s death Schjeldahl contracted with a publisher to write a biography, but the project collapsed, due to the obstruction of O’Hara literary executrix, his sister Maureen. Hamilton Cain, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2022 The first was in a San Francisco courtroom as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Wells Smith, the executrix of Mary Murphy's will. Rachid Haoues, CBS News, 18 June 2015 When her mother passed away, she was left as the executrix of a complex estate – homes in multiple states, as well as investment assets. Randy Warren, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Jessica Brandt has been trying on and off for months to sell the property, which belongs to Ray Brandt’s estate, as its executrix. John Simerman, NOLA.com, 3 Feb. 2021 Jessica Brandt, who remains independent executrix of the estate, denied those allegations in her defamation suit. John Simerman, NOLA.com, 22 Dec. 2020 The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Charlotte Stallard, Maurice Stallard's widow and the executrix of his estate, and Kellie Watson, the mother of Maurice's grandson who was with him in the store at the time of the shooting. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 27 Oct. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of executrix was in the 15th century

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“Executrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executrix. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


ex·​ec·​u·​trix ig-ˈzek-(y)ə-(ˌ)triks How to pronounce executrix (audio)
plural executrices or executrixes -ˌzek-(y)ə-ˈtrī-ˌsēz How to pronounce executrix (audio)
: a woman who is an executor

Legal Definition


ex·​ec·​u·​trix ig-ˈze-kyə-ˌtriks How to pronounce executrix (audio)
plural executrices -ˌze-kyə-ˈtrī-ˌsēz How to pronounce executrix (audio) or executrixes -ˈze-kyə-ˌtrik-səz How to pronounce executrix (audio)
: a woman who is an executor

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