executor[ek′si kyo̵̅o̅t′ər; for 2 eg zek′yo̵̅o̅ tər, ig-; -yə-]
- The definition of an executor is a person who does or makes something, or someone who is named to carry out the details of a will.
An example of an executor is the person who divides the property between family members after a relative dies.
- a person who gets something done or produced
- a person appointed to carry out the provisions and directions in a testator's will
Origin of executorMiddle English executour ; from Old French and amp; Medieval Latin executor, both ; from Classical Latin executus, exsecutus, past participle of exequi, exsequi, to follow up, pursue ; from ex-, intensive + sequi, to follow: see sequent
- Law A person who is appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will.
- A person who carries out or performs something.
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executor - Investment & Finance Definition
The administrator of the estate of a deceased person. The executor (masculine) or executrix (feminine) manages the settlement of the estate by gathering and disbursing the assets of the estate after paying the debts and filing the estate’s tax returns and any personal income tax returns for the deceased. The executor/executrix may be a family member, a friend of the deceased, a lawyer, or a bank trust officer.
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