Executor
Executor Ex*ec"u*tor, n. [L. executor, exsecutor: cf. F. ex['e]cuteur. Cf. {Executer}.] 1. One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. An executioner. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Delivering o'er to executors paw? The lazy, yawning drone. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The person appointed by a testator to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease. [1913 Webster]

{Executor de son tort} [Of., executor of his own wrong] (Law), a stranger who intermeddles without authority in the distribution of the estate of a deceased person. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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