[ ig-zek-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪgˈzɛk yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


Law. to be performed or executed.


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Origin of executory

1400–50; late Middle English executorie operative, being in effect < Late Latin ex(s)ecūtōrius executive. See execute, -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for executory

/ (ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtərɪ, -trɪ) /


(of a law, agreement, etc) coming into operation at a future date; not yet effectivean executory contract
executive; administrative
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