Definition of executor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzekjətə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzekjətər//
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a person, bank, etc. that is chosen by somebody who is making their will to follow the instructions in it She appointed him executor of her will. Word OriginMiddle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Latin execut- ‘carried out’, from exsequi, from ex- ‘out’ + sequi ‘follow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: executor