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executor

Law a person appointed by a testator to carry out the wishes expressed in his will
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A will which names the admiral your executor and Mr.
Dicas reached the clause devoted to the appointment of executors and trustees; and announced that this portion of the document was left in blank.
Tell me what you know about him, and I'll tell you how my father came to be his executor, and more besides.
Item, it is my wish that if Antonia Quixana, my niece, desires to marry, she shall marry a man of whom it shall be first of all ascertained by information taken that he does not know what books of chivalry are; and if it should be proved that he does, and if, in spite of this, my niece insists upon marrying him, and does marry him, then that she shall forfeit the whole of what I have left her, which my executors shall devote to works of charity as they please.
Even some of those purposely so embalmed, may have been overlooked by their executors, and still remain in the tomb.
From that date to his death, a period of over twenty-five years, this Journal was the real object of all the energies of his richly-endowed nature: and from its voluminous sheets his literary executors have selected the deeply interesting volumes now presented in English.
He handled lawyers, courts and executors as a sculptor handles his modeling clay.
One of Lord Holchester's executors is now in the house.
My servants will there find some tokens to remember me by; and there are a few charities which, I trust, my executors will see faithfully performed.
Hammerdown will sell by the orders of Diogenes' assignees, or will be instructed by the executors, to offer to public competition, the library, furniture, plate, wardrobe, and choice cellar of wines of Epicurus deceased.
He told me he could not but take it very kindly that I had so good an opinion of him; that he would not deceive me, that he would do anything in his power to serve me, and expect no salary; but that he could not by any means accept of a trust, that it might bring him to be suspected of self-interest, and that if I should die he might have disputes with my executors, which he should be very loth to encumber himself with.
Shunning the tombs, it crept about the mounds, beneath which slept poor humble men: twining for them the first wreaths they had ever won, but wreaths less liable to wither and far more lasting in their kind, than some which were graven deep in stone and marble, and told in pompous terms of virtues meekly hidden for many a year, and only revealed at last to executors and mourning legatees.