[ek-si-kyoo-shuh-ner] /ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃə nər/
an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuance of a legal warrant.
a person who an act, will, judgment, etc.
an official charged with carrying out the death sentence passed upon a condemned person
an assassin, esp one appointed by a political or criminal organization
“headsman,” 1560s; “one who carries into effect,” 1590s; agent noun from execution.
(Mark 6:27). Instead of the Greek word, Mark here uses a Latin word, speculator, which literally means “a scout,” “a spy,” and at length came to denote one of the armed bodyguard of the emperor. Herod Antipas, in imitation of the emperor, had in attendance on him a company of speculatores. They were sometimes employed as executioners, but this was a mere accident of their office. (See MARK, GOSPEL OF.)
- Execution file
noun See executable file
[ig-zek-yuh-tiv] /ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv/ noun 1. a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization. 2. the person or persons in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested. 3. the executive branch of a government. adjective 4. of, relating to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, […]
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an agreement, usually pertaining to administrative matters and less formal than an international treaty, made between chiefs of state without senatorial approval.
noun 1. the branch of government charged with the execution and enforcement of laws and policies and the administration of public affairs; the . The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch. At the […]