[ ig-zek-yuh-ter or for 1, ek-si-kyoo-ter ]
/ ɪgˈzɛk yə tər or for 1, ˈɛk sɪˌkyu tər /
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
ex·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, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for executorial
/ (ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtə) /
law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
a person who executes
Derived Formsexecutorial, adjectiveexecutorship, noun
Word Origin for executor
C13: from Anglo-French executour, from Latin execūtor, from ex- 1 + sequi follow
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Word Origin and History for executorial
late 13c., from Anglo-French executour, from Latin executorem/exsecutorem, agent noun from exsequi/exsequi (see execution). Fem. form executrix is attested from late 14c.
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