[ig-zek-yuh-ter or for 1, ek-si-kyoo-ter]
- 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
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- law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
- a person who executes
Word Origin for executor
C13: from Anglo-French executour, from Latin execūtor, from ex- 1 + sequi follow
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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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