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executioner

[ ek-si-kyoo-shuh-ner ]
/ ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃə nər /
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noun

an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuance of a legal warrant.
a person who executes an act, will, judgment, etc.

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Origin of executioner

First recorded in 1555–65; execution + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for executioner

executioner
/ (ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃənə) /

noun

an official charged with carrying out the death sentence passed upon a condemned person
an assassin, esp one appointed by a political or criminal organization
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