Executory

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Executory (Law) Designed to be executed or carried into effect in time to come, or to take effect on a future contingency; as, an executory devise, reminder, or estate; an executory contract.
    • Executory Pertaining to administration, or putting the laws in force; executive. "The official and executory duties of government."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • executory Of or pertaining to execution, especially to the performance of official duties; required or fitted to be carried into effect; executive.
    • executory In law, to be executed or carried into effect in future; containing provision for its execution or carrying into effect; intended or of such a nature as to take effect on a future contingency: as, an executory contract, devise, limitation, or remainder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Executory executing official duties: designed to be carried into effect
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. executorius, L. exsecutorius,: cf.F. exécutoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. exécuter—L. exsequi, exsecutusex, out, sequi, to follow.

Usage

In literature:

Is there in the world, anything outside of the tribunals, executory sentences, the police and the authorities?
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
The plan proceeds expressly on the idea of enfeebling the regular executory power.
"Thoughts on the Present Discontents and Speeches" by Edmund Burke
They hoped for a safe-conduct, a revision of judgment, but he was none the less under sentence of death, executory in twenty-four hours.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
Farther account of his executorial proceedings.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The plan proceeds expressly on the idea of enfeebling the regular executory power.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
What is an executory contract?
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Every sort of legislative, judicial, or executory power are its creatures.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It was friendly in the squire to give me this mass of executorial accounts to arrange.
"Gifts of Genius" by Various
Favoritism, a system of, in the executory government of England, at variance with the plan of the legislature, i.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Another class of contracts are called EXECUTED and EXECUTORY.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
In equity, on the other hand, a chattel mortgage, though not good as a conveyance, is valid as an executory agreement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Another classification is into executed and executory contracts.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
The delay in granting the executorials in the principal cause is wonderful.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
These shall be made executory by Decree of the Khedive.
"Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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