Dative executor
Dative Da"tive, a. [L. dativus appropriate to giving, fr. dare to give. See 2d {Date}.] 1. (Gram.) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office. (b) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer. (c) Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law. --Burril. Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

{Dative executor}, one appointed by the judge of probate, his office answering to that of an administrator. [1913 Webster]


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  • executor-nominate —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ noun civil, Scots, & canon law : an executor or administrator nominated in the will distinguished from executor dative …   Useful english dictionary

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