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Executor
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will, The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representative. Compare: administrator
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