executor

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman executour, from Latin execūtor, agent noun of exequor.

PronunciationEdit

  • (of a will): IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɚ/
    • (file)
  • (other senses): IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɚ/, /ˈɛɡzɪˌkjuːtɚ/

NounEdit

executor (plural executors)

  1. A person who carries out some task.
  2. (computing) A component of a system that executes or runs something.
    • 2014, Robert Kowalski, Thom Frühwirth, Logic for Problem Solving, Revisited (page 114)
      When searching for a solution is unnecessary, then the program executor "doesn't care" which solution is generated nor how it is obtained.
  3. (law) Someone appointed by a testator to administer a will; an administrator.
    literary executor
  4. (obsolete) An executioner.

Usage notesEdit

  • In a law context, the female executrix is sometimes used.

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NounEdit

executor m (plural executores)

  1. executor

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French exécuteur, from Latin executor.

AdjectiveEdit

executor m or n (feminine singular executoare, masculine plural executori, feminine and neuter plural executoare)

  1. executory

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