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

  • noun A woman appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Law) A woman exercising the functions of an executor.

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

  • noun a woman executor


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From execute +‎ -rix


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

    Shakespeare's Family 1885

  • Her daughter Abigail was immediately made executrix.

    Colonial Entrepreneurs: A Quartet of Jewish Women. 2009

  • 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" Jaime J. Weinman 2009

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

    Raymond Carver Carol Sklenicka 2009

  • 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 2009

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

    Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Bars Big Tobacco Defense: Can't Blame the Smoker 2006

  • 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 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 2007

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

    Sketches by Boz 2007

  • 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 2007


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