- 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.
executor definition by Webster's New World
- a person who gets something done or produced
- a person appointed to carry out the provisions and directions in a testator's will
Origin: Middle English executour ; from Old French and amp; Midieval Latin executor, both ; from Classical Latin executus, exsecutus, past participle of exequi, exsequi, to follow up, pursue ; from ex-, intensive plush sequi, to follow: see sequent
- executorial adjective
executor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A person who carries out or performs something.
- Law A person who is appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will.
- ex·ecˌu·toˈri·al adjective
- ex·ecˈu·tor·shipˌ noun
executor - Computer Definition
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.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
executor - Legal Definition