Meaning of “executor” in the English Dictionary

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executornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪɡˈzek.jə.tər/ us /ɪɡˈzek.jə.t̬ɚ/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • And of course I desire you to be the executor. 
  • He says he must have the support of the other executor. 
  • In the first place, Robert Palmer's will distinctly stated that everything was left to the judgment of the executors. 
  • The next day, however, the will was actually drawn up, executed, and placed in my cousin's hands, he being the sole executor. 
  • When I came to be executor, there was nearly nothing to guide me as to the amount of my father's property,—and I certainly did not succeed in realising all that he was supposed to have acquired. 

(Definition of “executor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"executor" in American English

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executornoun [ C ]

us /ɪɡˈzek·jə·t̬ər/ law

a person who deals with the wishes expressed in a will (= formal statement of what will happen to a dead person’s money and property)

(Definition of “executor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"executor" in Business English

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executornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪɡˈzekjʊtər/ us /-jəṱɚ/ LAW

someone who makes sure that things are done according to a dead person's will (= a document in which someone says who should have their money or property after they die):

She died recently and I am an executor of her will.

(Definition of “executor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)