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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who executes or performs; a doer.
  • n. An executioner.
  • n. The person appointed by a testator to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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