executor [ig-zek-yuh-ter or for 1, ek-si-kyoo-ter] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a person who , carries out, or performs some duty, job, assignment, artistic work, etc.
- 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) + -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 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.
It was friendly in the squire to give me this mass of executorial accounts to arrange.
British Dictionary definitions for executorial executor noun
- law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
- 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). Fem. form executrix is attested from late 14c.
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