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executrix Line breaks: ex¦ecu|trix
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɛkjuːtrɪks/

Definition of executrix in English:

noun (plural executrices ɪɡˈzɛkjuːtrɪsiːzɛɡˈzɛkjuːtrɪsiːz or executrixes)

A female executor of a will.
Example sentences
  • She continued to draw income support after her mother's death and after the grant of probate to her mother's will of which she was an executrix as well as a beneficiary.
  • By now you will have figured out that I am John's executrix, responsible for overseeing the final closing down of his business and his estate.
  • She is one of the executrices of her late father's estate and the proposal cannot proceed without her concurrence.


Late Middle English: from late Latin, from Latin executor (see executor).

Words that rhyme with executrix

Beatrix • cicatrix

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