executorship

executor

[ig-zek-yuh-ter or for 1, ek-si-kyoo-ter]
noun
1.
a person who executes, carries out, or performs some duty, job, assignment, artistic work, etc.
2.
Law. a person named in a decedent's will to carry out the provisions of that will.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English executour < Latin execūtor, equivalent to execū(tus) (see execute) + -tor, -tor; replacing Middle English esecutor < Anglo-French essecutour < Latin, as above

executorial [ig-zek-yuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
executorship, noun
preexecutor, noun
subexecutor, noun
unexecutorial, adjective

executor, trustee, trusty.
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executor (ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtə)
 
n
1.  law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
2.  a person who executes
 
[C13: from Anglo-French executour, from Latin execūtor, from ex-1 + sequi follow]
 
execu'torial
 
adj
 
ex'ecutorship
 
n

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executor
late 13c., from Anglo-Fr. executour, from L. executorem, agent noun from exsequi (see execution). Fem. form executrix is attested from c.1500.
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