Definition of Executor

1. Noun. A person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will.

Specialized synonyms: Executrix
Generic synonyms: Fiduciary
Derivative terms: Execute

Definition of Executor

1. n. One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness.

Definition of Executor

1. Noun. A person who carries out some task. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) Someone appointed by a testator to administer a will; an administrator. ¹

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Definition of Executor

1. one that executes [n -S] - See also: executes

Medical Definition of Executor

1. 1. One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness. 2. An executioner. "Delivering o'er to executors pa . . . The lazy, yawning drone." (Shak) 3. The person appointed by a to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease. Executor de son tort [Of, executor of his own wrong. A stranger who intermeddles without authority in the distribution of the estate of a deceased person. Origin: L. Executor, exsecutor: cf. F. Executeur. Cf. Executer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Executor

executive department
executive director
executive ego function
executive ego functions
executive mansion
executive officer
executive order
executive producer
executive program
executive routine
executive secretary
executive session
executive vice president
executor (current term)
executor-heir relation
executorial trustee
executory interest
executory interests

Literary usage of Executor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"1881, §§ 2222-2225, 2242, 2243. facts that the other devisees knew that the executor was acting as such and made no objection might have against those of ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Horace Binney Wallace (1849)
"Counts for goods sold to, and work and labour done for, the defendant, as executor, cannot be joined with a count for money found to be due on an account ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"rightful executor or administrator, he cannot plead such payment, yet it shall be allowed him in mitigation of damages; • unless perhaps upon a deficiency ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"Controversy between PK Ellington and another, executors of Thomas B. Womack, deceased, as plaintiffs, and Сагу К. Dur- frey, surviving executor of Florence ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Clarke, 1 P. Wms. 83, п., first exonerated an executor who had merely joined in giving a receipt from liability to answer for the application of the money ..."

6. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"But from time to time we hear it doubted whether the creditor can not attack the executor. The opinion gains ground that he may do so, if, but only if, ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"executor directed not to derive any advantage from keeping money in his hands without accounting for legal interest.'and to accumulate tbr the infant ..."

8. Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising by United States Attorney-General (1858)
"Undoubtedly, John F. Wickham, as surviving executor of the will of John Wickham, is also executor of the will of John Mc- Clung. ..."

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