One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or institution appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of their will.‘Hugh appointed him an executor of his will’‘the executors of the late John B. Smith’
- ‘Under the terms of clause 3 he must be appointed by the executors, and I propose to make orders reinstituting this procedure which the testator laid down rather than ordering an inquiry.’
- ‘He can certainly be appointed as executor of an estate by a testator who nominates him as such in a will.’
- ‘The problem in modern times usually does not arise because most testators who have infant children appoint an executor and also appoint the executor guardian.’
- ‘Beginning in 2010, the regulations will allow an executor or a personal representative of an estate to adjust the cost basis of assets acquired by the estate's beneficiaries.’
- ‘Rather than conducting a regular probate where an executor is appointed and letters testamentary are issued by the court, it sounds like you can probate her will as a Muniment of Title.’
2A person who produces something or puts something into effect.‘the makers and executors of policy’
doer, performer, author, perpetrator, operator, operative, mover, producerView synonyms
- ‘Gunawan made the headlines as his case also implicated four Marine officers who were the alleged executors of the fatal shooting.’
- ‘The ISR rehearsal is led by the ISR executor and should be attended by brigade key leaders and a knowledgeable representative from every unit in the brigade.’
- ‘Becoming aware of itself, the self also discovers that it is not really its own, but is rather the involuntary executor of cosmic designs.’
- ‘However, it should be noted the sample population was quite small and was skewed toward installation commanders, the executors of current outsourcing policies.’
- ‘But a dangerous paradox arose between segregation as a comprehensive state policy of social engineering and its likely executors in the local setting.’
- ‘Record-keeping guidelines set by state law, as well as by APA's Ethics Code, should be followed by the professional executor.’
- ‘They believe that the governor is the primary executor of this agreement, and that's why they went after him.’
- ‘With party members dominating administrative bodies, which included the people's commissariats at the top, those bodies functioned as executors of party policy.’
- ‘Chen must act like a CEO who insists on tough discipline among his team, for the partially reorganized Cabinet acts as his policy executor.’
- ‘And they are not actors, but executors of a real and serious political strategy.’
- ‘The Koreans were not the puppets of the Soviet Union or its foreign policy executors.’
- ‘But Moscow didn't want to discover the executor of the contract, being afraid that the USA would apply sanctions against RPSAM.’
Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Latin execut- ‘carried out’, from exsequi (see execute).
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