a person who executes, carries out, or performs some duty, job, assignment, artistic work, etc.
Law. a person named in a decedent's will to carry out the provisions of that will.
Origin of executor
1250–1300;Middle Englishexecutour < Latinexecūtor, equivalent to execū(tus) (see execute) + -tor,-tor; replacing Middle Englishesecutor < Anglo-Frenchessecutour < Latin, as above
Related formsex·ec·u·to·ri·al[ig-zek-yuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]/ɪgˌzɛk yəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectiveex·ec·u·tor·ship, nounpre·ex·ec·u·tor, nounsub·ex·ec·u·tor, nounun·ex·ec·u·to·ri·al, adjectiveCan be confusedexecutortrusteetrusty