Definition of literary executor in English:

literary executor

Syllabification: lit·er·ar·y ex·ec·u·tor

noun

  • A person entrusted with a dead writer’s papers and copyrighted and unpublished works.
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    • Landor, Dickens, and Carlyle appointed him their literary executor.
    • Churchill left a will on his death-bed, naming Wilkes as his literary executor.
    • After his death, his literary executors proposed to publish an edited version of these diaries, covering the period 1964-1966.

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