Executrix Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Executrix.

Executrix (noun)

An executrix is a woman who is appointed by a person writing a will to carry out their directions after they pass away. Her duties include settling the estate by paying off debts and distributing what's left to the people named in the will. When the person appointed is a man, he is called an executor. However, some places use the word executor for both men and women.