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executors person estate duties

Executor, person appointed to administer the estate of a deceased person. The testator (one who makes a will) has the right to make his or her own choice of executors. If a person fails to name executors, the court may appoint administrators. Executors' duties involve the paying of debts and distribution of the property in the estate according to the terms of the will. The executors' position is therefore one of trust, and they may be sued if they fail in their duties.

See also: Will.

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