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Definition of "executrix" [ex•ec•u•trix]

  • Law A woman who is appointed by a testator to execute the testator's will. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "executrix" in a sentence
  • "The executrix was his kinswoman, Elizabeth Shakespeare, and the overseers,"
  • "Her daughter Abigail was immediately made executrix."
  • "She lived in Italy for the last 10 years with her Italian husband and their 12 years old son Kwame, and she did not think about going back to her country of birth till the moment she met her father's literary executrix (her name is June Milne; she is now 90 years old and living in England)."