Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Law A woman who is appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman exercising the functions of an executor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female executor; a woman appointed by a testator to execute his will.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman executor

Etymologies

From execute +‎ -rix (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The executrix was his kinswoman, Elizabeth Shakespeare, and the overseers,

    Shakespeare's Family

  • Her daughter Abigail was immediately made executrix.

    Colonial Entrepreneurs: A Quartet of Jewish Women.

  • She lived in Italy for the last 10 years with her Italian husband and their 12 years old son Kwame, and she did not think about going back to her country of birth till the moment she met her father's literary executrix (her name is June Milne; she is now 90 years old and living in England).

    Laura Kiss: The New Mandela is a Woman

  • The elderly man who names Jennifer his executrix is played by the veteran Pat O'Brien, who actually knew Loni Anderson from way back; he did a summer stock play in Minneapolis and she had a small part.

    WKRP Episode: "Jennifer and the Will"

  • He named Gallagher executrix of this will, with Tobias Wolff as her substitute if she were unable to serve.

    Raymond Carver

  • Brenda HAGLUND, executrix, [FN1] vs. PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED.

    Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Bars Big Tobacco Defense: Can't Blame the Smoker

  • And then the goal for the executrix is to work as intensely and powerfully for the shortest amount of time possible.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2008

  • His landlady, Mrs. Bardell — the relict and sole executrix of a deceased custom – house officer — was a comely woman of bustling manners and agreeable appearance, with a natural genius for cooking, improved by study and long practice, into an exquisite talent.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • The relict and sole executrix of this noble – minded man was an odd mixture of shrewdness and simplicity, liberality and meanness.

    Sketches by Boz

  • All the rest he died possessed of, he bequeathed to Peggotty; whom he left residuary legatee, and sole executrix of that his last will and testament.

    David Copperfield

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