Definition of Executor

A person appointed by a testator to carry out the directions and requests in his will, and to dispose of the property according to his testamentary provisions alter his decease. A person who either expressly or by implication is appointed by a testator to carry out testator’s directions concerning the dispositions he makes under his will. In re Silverman’s Estate, 6 Ill.App.3d 225, 285 N.E.2d 548, 550.

“Personal representative” includes “executor." Uniform Probate Code, § 1-201. Compare Administrator.

For Co-executor; General executor, Instituted executor; Joint executors; Limited executor; Special executor and Substituted executor, see those titles.

exCivil Law A ministerial officer who executed or carried into effect the judgment or sentence in a cause.

That's the definition of  in Black's Law Dictionary 6th Edition. Courtesy of Cekhukum.com.