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Executor (noun): Someone who is named in a Will as the person who will make sure that the instructions in the Will are properly followed. The executor is responsible for executing the Will. They are either appointed by the court or by the deceased person. They are responsible for taking care of a deceased person’s financial obligations, including disposing of property, paying bills and taxes, and making certain that the deceased last wishes are carried out according to the Will.

Words commonly used with this term include:

  • Will
  • Co-Executor
  • Probate
  • Estate

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