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ex·ec·u·tor

 (ĭg-zĕk′yə-tər, ĕk′sĭ-kyo͞o′tər)
n.
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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executor

(ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtə)
n
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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ex•ec•u•tor

(ɪgˈzɛk yə tər or, for 1, ˈɛk sɪˌkyu-)

n.
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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Translations
مُنَفِّذ الوَصِيَّه
eksekutor
skiptastjóri
vykonávateľ závetu
vasiyeti uygulayan kimse

executor

[ɪgˈzekjʊtəʳ] N [of will] → albacea mf, testamentario/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

executor

[ɪgˈzɛkjʊr] nexécuteur/trice m/f testamentaire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

executor

n (of will)Testamentsvollstrecker m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

executor

[ɪgˈzɛkjʊtəʳ] n (of will) → esecutore/trice testamentario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

execute

(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.
noun
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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