executor [ig-zek-yuh-ter or for 1, ek-si-kyoo-ter] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a person who executes, carries out, or performs some duty, job, assignment, artistic work, etc.
  2. Law. a person named in a decedent’s will to carry out the provisions of that will.

Origin of executor 1250–1300; Middle English executour Latin execūtor, equivalent to execū(tus) (see execute) + -tor, -tor; replacing Middle English esecutor Anglo-French essecutour Latin, as aboveRelated formsex·ec·u·to·ri·al [ig-zek-yuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ɪgˌzɛk yəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectiveex·ec·u·tor·ship, nounpre·ex·ec·u·tor, nounsub·ex·ec·u·tor, nounun·ex·ec·u·to·ri·al, adjectiveCan be confusedexecutor trustee trusty Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for executorial Historical Examples of executorial

  • He required the opinions of the Cardinals on the issue of the executorial brief.

    The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon

    J.A. Froude

  • It was friendly in the squire to give me this mass of executorial accounts to arrange.

    Gifts of Genius


  • British Dictionary definitions for executorial executor noun

    1. law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
    2. a person who executes

    Derived Formsexecutorial, adjectiveexecutorship, nounWord Origin for executor C13: from Anglo-French executour, from Latin execūtor, from ex- 1 + sequi follow Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for executorial executor n.

    late 13c., from Anglo-French executour, from Latin executorem/exsecutorem, agent noun from exsequi/exsequi (see execution). Fem. form executrix is attested from late 14c.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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