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A person who administers the estate of a deceased person. The executor (if male) or executrix (if female) is responsible for gathering all of the decedent's assets and giving them to the appropriate beneficiaries. He/she is often a family member or lawyer who is either appointed in the decedent's will or by a court. The executor/executrix has a fiduciary responsibility to act on behalf of the decedent and to fulfill, as closely as possible, the wishes set forth in the will. Persons under 18 and convicted felons cannot serve as executors.
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An older term meaning a female executor.

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After admission of the will to probate, the court appoints an executor (male) or executrix (female) and provides them with letters testamentary as evidence of their appointment.
When my dad died in 1989, I was the executrix to his estate.
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I'd gotten accustomed to hearing them--from people close to us but also from those with whom we did business, the ones who had clearly figured out our relationship, but also the ones who knew only that I was the executrix, or that we shared an address.
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It is the executor or administrator (a female appointee is sometimes referred to as "executrix" or "administratrix") who will probate the decedent's will.
She tracked down the woman, Irene Herrmann, who is on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz and who is executrix of Bowles' musical estate.
They will be glad to greet the appearance of Paul Bowles on Music, edited by Timothy Mangan (critic for the Orange County Register) and Irene Herrmann (lecturer in music at the University of California, Santa Cruz and executrix of the Bowles estate).
Executrix, Jessie Campbell, of Warwick Travel, said: "We certainly hope to get something over a million pounds for it.