executrix


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ex·ec·u·trix

 (ĭg-zĕk′yə-trĭks′)
n. pl. ex·ec·u·trix·es or ex·ec·u·tri·ces (-trī′sēz′) Law
A woman appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will.

executrix

(ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtrɪks)
n, pl executrices (ɪɡˌzɛkjʊˈtraɪsiːz) or executrixes
(Law) law a female executor. Gender-neutral form: executor

ex•ec•u•trix

(ɪgˈzɛk yə trɪks)

n., pl. ex•ec•u•tri•ces (ɪgˌzɛk yəˈtraɪ siz) ex•ec•u•trix•es.
a woman named in a decedent's will to carry out the provisions of that will.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin]
usage: See -trix.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.executrix - a woman executor
executor - a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will
Translations

executrix

[ɪgˈzekjʊtrɪks] N (executrixes or executrices (pl)) [ɪgˌzekjʊˈtraɪsiːz]albacea f, testamentaria f

executrix

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Shelby showed his confidence in his wife's ability, by appointing her sole executrix upon his estates; and thus immediately a large and complicated amount of business was brought upon her hands.
On the thirtieth of September, the Testator executes a will, leaving his widow sole executrix, with a legacy of eighty thousand pounds.
All the rest he died possessed of, he bequeathed to Peggotty; whom he left residuary legatee, and sole executrix of that his last will and testament.
Brooke, sticking his eye-glasses on nervously, and exploring the edges of a folded paper which he held in his hand; "and she would like to act-- depend upon it, as an executrix Dorothea would want to act.
Besides, mother, you being sole executrix, and having the direction and management of the estate, there remained little business, or I might say none, that I could transact, until you had had time to arrange matters to your satisfaction.
Bardell-- the relict and sole executrix of a deceased custom-house officer--was a comely woman of bustling manners and agreeable appearance, with a natural genius for cooking, improved by study and long practice, into an exquisite talent.
For starters, his letter reminded me of Kwame Nkrumah's letters from Conakry published in 1990 by his literary executrix, June Milne, under the title, Kwame Nkrumah: The Conakry Years.
While it could cite no authority for applying the duty in such a case, it did hold that sufficient "identity of interests" existed, because the decedents had been married to each other and formed a single economic unit, the beneficiaries of both estates were essentially the same, the decedent was an executrix of her husband's estate and their son was an executor of both estates.
An instrument dated July 28, 2005 was on the 23rd day of December 2008 admitted to probate as the last will of the above named dace dent and the undersigned has been appointed Executrix thereunder.
The Will left all of the patient's assets to his mother, who was also appointed Executrix of the Estate in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Will.
After the patient's death in May of 1989, the decedent's Executrix was designated as the plaintiff in both cases.
The Tax Court first determined that Mildred's and James's estates were sufficiently related to constitute one taxpayer for consistency purposes: The parties were married; the estates were a single economic unit with the two children as beneficiaries of both estates; Mildred was an executrix of James's estate; one child signed both estate tax returns and the other child also signed Mildred's estate tax return.