executor executor  /ɪɡ ˈzɛk jə tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will

Usage(s):

  1. Now, three months after his death, at age 68, his executor, the Illinois attorney general and the Illinois Bureau of Investigation are taking the true measure of his success.
  2. The rumors began last month when Sarit's eldest son, army Major Setha Thanarat, demanded that the courts appoint him executor of his father's estate.
  3. The problem is that Nabokov never wanted the book to be released in the first place; in his will, he'd instructed his son and executor Dmitri to destroy the manuscript.

News

  • Do You Lead With Your Head, Your Heart or Your Hands?

    Do you lead with your head, your heart or your hands? One business experts explains these three leadership styles and helps executives take steps to strengthen their leadership styles. Whether your natural leadership style is akin to a coach (leading with your heart), a visionary (leading with your head) or an executor (leading with your hands), your approach likely has various benefits and ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: EHS Today

Quotes

  1. "Everything went to her son Daniel. Now, because Daniel's gone and (baby) Dannielynn is an only child, everything goes to Dannielynn. Everything. I am named as the executor in that will, and I was also appointed or named as Daniel's guardian in that...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Howard K Stern Source: Malaysia Star

  2. "The security council, in its current situation, lacks legitimacy. Its decisions are illegitimate. You (the council) want to be the judge, the prosecutor and the executor at the same time? Those times are gone," Ahmadinejad said.
    on Oct 19, 2006 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Germany is not "the executor of wishes from Detroit," Handelsblatt cited Koch as saying in an advance copy of an article in tomorrow's edition.
    on Jul 29, 2009 By: Roland Koch Source: Bloomberg

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