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Meaning of EXECUTOR

Pronunciation:  ig'zekyutur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will

EXECUTOR is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: executrix, fiduciary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*ec"u*tor\, n. [L. executor, exsecutor: cf. F.
ex['e]cuteur. Cf. {Executer}.]
1. One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of
   baseness. --Shak.

2. An executioner. [Obs.]

         Delivering o'er to executors paw? The lazy, yawning
         drone.                                --Shak.

3. (Law) The person appointed by a testator to execute his
   will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after
   his decease.

{Executor de son tort} [Of., executor of his own wrong]
   (Law), a stranger who intermeddles without authority in
   the distribution of the estate of a deceased person.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A personal representative, named in a will, who administers an estate.
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