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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Law A person who is appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will.
  • noun A person who carries out or performs something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who executes or performs; a doer; an executer.
  • noun An executioner.
  • noun Specifically, the person appointed by a testator to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who executes or performs; a doer.
  • noun obsolete An executioner.
  • noun (Law) The person appointed by a testator to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease.
  • noun (Law) a stranger who intermeddles without authority in the distribution of the estate of a deceased person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who carries out some task.
  • noun law Someone appointed by a testator to administer a will; an administrator.

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

  • noun a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will

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