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Executor meaning

executor - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness.
  2. 2. An executioner.
  3. 3. The person appointed by a testator to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease.
  4. 4. The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.
  5. 5. Execoutrix.
  6. 6. Person appointed to carry out a will.

executor - examples of usage

  1. And since nobody had found a will, New York State was currently the executor of his fortune. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  2. It is far more satisfactory than having had to act as your executor; indeed, this young lady most obstinately, as I thought, refused to allow me to do so. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. Captain Pinto is my executor, it may, perchance, be but of a pauper's fortune, and at present I owe everything to him. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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