executor

[ ig-zek-yuh-ter or, for 1, ek-si-kyoo-ter ]
/ ɪgˈzɛk yə tər or, for 1, ˈɛk sɪˌkyu tər /

noun

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.

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Origin of executor

1250–1300; Middle English executour<Latin execūtor, equivalent to execū(tus) (see execute) + -tor,-tor; replacing Middle English esecutor<Anglo-French essecutour<Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM executor

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH executor

executor , trustee, trusty.
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British Dictionary definitions for executor

executor
/ (ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtə) /

noun

law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
a person who executes

Derived forms of executor

executorial, adjectiveexecutorship, noun

Word Origin for executor

C13: from Anglo-French executour, from Latin execūtor, from ex- 1 + sequi follow
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