executor
Pronunciation
  • (of a will) IPA: /ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɚ/
  • (other senses) IPA: /ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɚ/, /ˈɛɡzɪˌkjuːtɚ/
Noun

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. (legal) Someone appointed by a testator to administer a will; an administrator.
    literary executor
  4. (obsolete) An executioner.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, The Life of Henry the Fifth, I. ii. 203:
      The sad-eyed justice, with his surly hum, / Delivering o'er to executors pale / The lazy yawning drone.
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