[ ek-si-kyoo-tid ]
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  1. carried out or acted on; performed: Doctors and nurses protested the central government's poorly executed offloading of healthcare responsibility to county governments.

  2. put to death according to law: Historically, an executed criminal was first buried in a public plot and only a year later transferred to the family grave.

  1. murdered or assassinated, especially swiftly and dispassionately or with political motivation: Videos even show the guerillas rejoicing over their executed victims.

  2. produced from a design or concept, as a piece of art or other skilled work: From the smoky wood flavors of seasonal appetizers to the finely executed desserts, the bistro keeps customers coming back for more.

  3. Law.

    • (of a law, judicial sentence, etc.) put into force or effect: The Board is established for the purpose of hearing and deciding on appeals of a lawfully executed order.

    • (of a legal instrument) completed or transacted by fulfilling legal requirements, as by signing or sealing: To access this funding, municipalities must submit signed construction contracts and an executed loan agreement by June 17.

  4. Computers. (of a program, routine, or instruction) carried out: Press F11, and the most recently executed launch configuration will be launched.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of execute.

Origin of executed


Other words from executed

  • un·ex·e·cut·ed, adjective
  • well-ex·e·cut·ed, adjective

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