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The act of filling an order to buy or sell a security. That is, when a broker executes an order, he/she actually makes a trade on behalf of the client. The date of execution is known as the trade date.


To complete, as by signing a contract or signing and delivering a deed.

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The Cat's head began fading away the moment he was gone, and, by the time he had come back with the Dutchess, it had entirely disappeared; so the King and the executioner ran wildly up and down looking for it, while the rest of the party went back to the game.
So saying, he took the book from the physician's hands, and ordered the executioner to do his duty.
Upon my word, you killed him ere the executioner had laid his hand upon him.
Sir monk," said he, "whether he is now or has been an executioner, this unfortunate being is none the less a man.
turning very pale, "but you, count, who know so many details of this melancholy event, -- details which, as you said just now, have never been revealed to anyone, -- do you know the name of that infernal executioner, of that base wretch who concealed his face that he might assassinate a king with impunity?
Tarry not, ye vultures; see, the slayers"--pointing to the ominous group of executioners behind--"make sharp their spears; the white men from afar are hungry to see.
It was the signal agreed upon between the priest and the executioner.
Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.
Neither of his enemies, nor of his judges, nor of his executioners.
And then she confessed her entire sin, and the executioner struck off her feet with the red shoes, but the shoes danced away with the little feet across the field into the deep wood.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
The table around which they had sat was there still, and likewise the stations where the masked inquisitors and executioners formerly stood, frozen, upright and silent, till they received a bloody order, and then, without a word, moved off like the inexorable machines they were, to carry it out.