verb (used with object), ex·e·cut·ed, ex·e·cut·ing.
- to give effect or force to (a law, decree, judicial sentence, etc.).
- to carry out the terms of (a will).
- to transact or carry through (a contract, mortgage, etc.) in the manner prescribed by law; complete and give validity to (a legal instrument) by fulfilling the legal requirements, as by signing or sealing.
verb (used without object), ex·e·cut·ed, ex·e·cut·ing.
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While thus discoursing, this wild executer of the laws had unfettered the prisoner.
She was the instigator and the executer of the crime against Naboth.The Expositor's Bible|F. W. Farrar
It was, however, well understood at Athens that the planner and executer of the deed was Demosthenes.Vacation days in Greece|Rufus B. Richardson