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[ig-zek-yuh-triks] /ɪgˈzɛk yə trɪks/
noun, plural executrices
[ig-zek-yuh-trahy-seez] /ɪgˌzɛk yəˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA),
executrixes. Law.
a woman named in a decedent's will to carry out the provisions of that will.
Origin of executrix
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin execūtrīx; see executor, -trix
Usage note
See -trix. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The executrix will continue to keep Tavern for ready money only.

    A Portrait of Old George Town Grace Dunlop Ecker
  • I have the will in my pocket: it will be as well to read it to you, as you are her executrix.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
  • It was a very young thing in the poor youth to make her executrix.

    The Heir of Redclyffe Charlotte M. Yonge
  • His will declared the princess to be his sole heir and executrix.

  • "I prefer not to act as executrix of the will, Judge Hollenback," said Anne dully.

    From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon
  • I hope you will live to see many happy years; and to be your own executrix in those points which your heart is most set upon.

    Clarissa, Volume 7 Samuel Richardson
  • If any witness had been needed to say what the black box had contained there was Mrs Rhymer, executrix under the old lady's will.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • My father had left Mr. Hardinge the executor, and my mother an executrix of his will, with survivorship.

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper
  • I am sure that the executrix will be most happy to forward such very judicious arrangements.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for executrix


noun (pl) executrices (ɪɡˌzɛkjʊˈtraɪsiːz), executrixes
(law) a female executor Gender-neutral form executor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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