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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Executrix, n. Also: executrixt, -torix, exeqwetrix. [e.m.E. (1502), med. L. executrix.] A female executor. 1535 Glasgow Prot. IV. 70.
Maxwel lady Bardowe, relic and executrix of quhilom Jhon Hammylton of Bardowe
1565 Rep. Southesk MSS. 17.
He left … his spows executrixt and onely intromissetrix with all his guddis and gair
1596 Rep. Milne Home MSS. 61.
I leawe my said spowse only exeqwetrix and intromettres with my guidis and geir
1612 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 34 b.
The said Hew … nominat … his spous his onlie executrix
1674 Ib. LXXV. i.
In respect of the said executorix her not knouledge of the samen, or in respect of the irresponsalatie of the persones debitores therin
1695 Burnett Fam. P. MS.
The said Cathrin Burnet, executrix, creditrix to the said deceist

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