Definition of executor in English:

executor

noun

  • 1Law
    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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2A person who produces something or puts something into effect:

    ‘the makers and executors of policy’
    • ‘They believe that the governor is the primary executor of this agreement, and that's why they went after him.’
    • ‘But a dangerous paradox arose between segregation as a comprehensive state policy of social engineering and its likely executors in the local setting.’
    • ‘But Moscow didn't want to discover the executor of the contract, being afraid that the USA would apply sanctions against RPSAM.’
    • ‘Becoming aware of itself, the self also discovers that it is not really its own, but is rather the involuntary executor of cosmic designs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Koreans were not the puppets of the Soviet Union or its foreign policy executors.’
    • ‘Gunawan made the headlines as his case also implicated four Marine officers who were the alleged executors of the fatal shooting.’
    • ‘And they are not actors, but executors of a real and serious political strategy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Record-keeping guidelines set by state law, as well as by APA's Ethics Code, should be followed by the professional executor.’
    • ‘However, it should be noted the sample population was quite small and was skewed toward installation commanders, the executors of current outsourcing policies.’
    doer, performer, author, executor, perpetrator, operator, operative, mover, producer
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Origin

Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Latin execut- carried out, from exsequi (see execute).

Pronunciation:

executor

/ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtə/