Part of speech: noun

One appointed to execute a will.

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Usage examples "executor":

  1. Within a short time, usually thirty days, after the death of the testator, the executor or other custodian of the will presents it to the probate court with a petition that it be admitted to probate. - "Studies in Civics", James T. McCleary.
  2. Any good lawyer could attend to that, under the supervision of the executor, certainly. - "Cap'n Warren's Wards", Joseph C. Lincoln.
  3. The City of London School was founded by Whittington's executor, John Carpenter. - "The History of London", Walter Besant.