Execute Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Execute.

Execute (verb)

  1. To carry out or fulfill a duty, requirement, or order, often used in the context of a legal agreement or judicial ruling.

  2. To complete a document properly, such as signing it or acknowledging a signature to make it legally valid.

  3. In law enforcement, to seize properties based on a court's order.

  4. To carry out a sentence of capital punishment, i.e., to put someone to death as per a court's judgement.