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 (ĭg-zĕk′yə-tər, ĕk′sĭ-kyo͞o′tər)
1. Law A person who is appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will.
2. A person who carries out or performs something.

ex·ec′u·to′ri·al (-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
ex·ec′u·tor·ship′ n.
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1. (Law) law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his or her will
2. a person who executes
[C13: from Anglo-French executour, from Latin execūtor, from ex-1 + sequi follow]
exˌecuˈtorial adj
exˈecutorˌship n
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(ɪgˈzɛk yə tər or, for 1, ˈɛk sɪˌkyu-)

1. a person who executes, carries out, or performs some duty, job, assignment, artistic work, etc.
2. a person named in a decedent's will to carry out the provisions of that will.
[1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
ex•ec`u•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
ex•ec′u•tor•ship`, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.executor - a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will
executrix - a woman executor
fiduciary - a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary; "it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain"
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[ɪgˈzekjʊtəʳ] N [of will] → albacea mf, testamentario/a m/f
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[ɪgˈzɛkjʊr] nexécuteur/trice m/f testamentaire
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n (of will)Testamentsvollstrecker m
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[ɪgˈzɛkjʊtəʳ] n (of will) → esecutore/trice testamentario/a
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(ˈeksikjuːt) verb
1. to put to death by order of the law. After the war many traitors were executed.
2. to carry out (instructions etc).
3. to perform (a movement etc usually requiring skill).
ˌexeˈcution (-ʃən) noun
1. (an act of) killing by law. The judge ordered the execution of the murderer.
2. the act of executing (orders or skilled movements etc).
ˌexeˈcutioner noun
a person whose duty is to put to death condemned persons.
executive (igˈzekjutiv) adjective
1. (in a business organization etc) concerned with management. executive skills.
2. concerned with the carrying out of laws etc. executive powers.
1. the branch of the government that puts the laws into effect.
2. a person or body of people in an organization etc that has power to direct or manage. He is an executive in an insurance company.
executor (igˈzekjutə) noun
a person appointed to see to the carrying out of what is stated in a will. His two brothers are the executors of his will.
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References in classic literature ?
But he took the position, nevertheless; acting as legal representative of the sole Executor under the second Will.
But when the elder applied for the property he found that there had been an Executor!
"I appoint," he said, "as sole executor and trustee--Richard Turlington."
"And my father, as the wicked Colonel's executor, has given it in charge to me to bring down here."
'You are the executor, I see,' he added, casting his eyes over the paper.
And although one may not discuss Moses, he having been a mere executor of the will of God, yet he ought to be admired, if only for that favour which made him worthy to speak with God.
He thought of writing to the solicitor who had been his father's executor, but he could not bring himself to, for it was contrary to his express advice that he had sold the mortgages in which his money had been invested.
The curate and the bachelor Samson Carrasco, now present, I appoint my executors.
One of Lord Holchester's executors is now in the house.
He told me he could not but take it very kindly that I had so good an opinion of him; that he would not deceive me, that he would do anything in his power to serve me, and expect no salary; but that he could not by any means accept of a trust, that it might bring him to be suspected of self-interest, and that if I should die he might have disputes with my executors, which he should be very loth to encumber himself with.
Wilson were executors, he bequeathed a very considerable amount of property, both here and in England to little Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne.
And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS.