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

    From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon
  • The executrix will continue to keep Tavern for ready money only.

    A Portrait of Old George Town Grace Dunlop Ecker
  • I am sure that the executrix will be most happy to forward such very judicious arrangements.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • My father had left Mr. Hardinge the executor, and my mother an executrix of his will, with survivorship.

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper
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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