[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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Examples from the Web for executorship
No man's executorship will ever entail less trouble than mine.A Rent In A Cloud
Charles James Lever
Executorship expenses amounting to £250 were paid on June 14th.De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bona
Ernest Evan Spicer
But surely thou dost not pretend to say what I shall, or shall not do, as to the executorship.
Mr Armstrong found him in an unusually balmy frame of mind, anxious to go into the executorship accounts.Roger Ingleton, Minor
Talbot Baines Reed
But as to the executorship which she is for conferring upon thee—thou shalt not be her executor: let me perish if thou shalt.
- law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
- a person who executes
C13: from Anglo-French executour, from Latin execūtor, from ex- 1 + sequi follow
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Word Origin and History for executorship
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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