1. One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness.

2. An executioner. "Delivering o'er to executors pa . . . The lazy, yawning drone." (Shak)

3. The person appointed by a to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease. Executor de son tort [Of, executor of his own wrong.

A stranger who intermeddles without authority in the distribution of the estate of a deceased person.

Origin: L. Executor, exsecutor: cf. F. Executeur. Cf. Executer.

(01 Mar 1998)

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