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executrix

[ig-zek-yuh-triks]
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noun, plural ex·ec·u·tri·ces [ig-zek-yuh-trahy-seez] /ɪgˌzɛk yəˈtraɪ siz/, ex·ec·u·trix·es. Law.
  1. a woman named in a decedent's will to carry out the provisions of that will.
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Origin of executrix

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin execūtrīx; see executor, -trix

Usage note

See -trix.
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Related Words

custodianagentexecutorkeeperfiduciarywardenguardianexecutrixadministratorenforcer

Examples from the Web for executrix

Historical Examples

  • The Executrix will continue to keep Tavern for ready money only.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

    Grace Dunlop Ecker

  • I have the will in my pocket: it will be as well to read it to you, as you are her executrix.

    Valerie

    Frederick Marryat

  • It was a very young thing in the poor youth to make her executrix.

    The Heir of Redclyffe

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • His will declared the princess to be his sole heir and executrix.

  • "I prefer not to act as executrix of the will, Judge Hollenback," said Anne dully.

    From the Housetops

    George Barr McCutcheon


British Dictionary definitions for executrix

executrix

noun plural executrices (ɪɡˌzɛkjʊˈtraɪsiːz) or executrixes
  1. law a female executorGender-neutral form: executor
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