Ex*ec"u*tor (?), n. [L. executor, exsecutor: cf. F. ex'ecuteur. Cf. Executer.]


One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness.



An executioner.


Delivering o'er to executors pa . . . The lazy, yawning drone. Shak.

3. Law

The person appointed by a to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease.

Executor de son tort [Of., executor of his own wrong] Law, a stranger who intermeddles without authority in the distribution of the estate of a deceased person.


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