execute
ex·e·cute /'ek-si-ˌkyüt/ vt -cut·ed, -cut·ing
1: perform: as
a: to carry out fully
includes not only executed violence, but also threatened violenceLouisiana Civil Code
b: to do what is provided or required by
execute a contract
execute a search warrant
c: to deem (a use in property) to confer full seisin in a cestui que use by operation of the Statute of Uses
2: to perform what is required to give validity to; esp: to complete (as by signing and delivering) in proper form
execute a note
execute a deed
3: to put to death in compliance with a judicial death sentence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

execute
I (accomplish) verb achieve, act, act upon, attain, bring about, bring to pass, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry out, commit, complete, discharge, do, effect, effectuate, efficere, enact, fulfill, manage, perform, perpetrate, put in action, put in force, realize, see through, succeed, take action, transact associated concepts: execute a contract, execute a note, execute a promise, execute a warrant, execute after entry of a judgment, execute an agreement, execute an instrument, execute an obligation, execute an order, execute the laws, executed consideration, executed contract, executed estate, executed fine, executed remainder, executed trust, execution creditor, execution debtor, execution lien, execution sales, garnishment, tax execution II (sentence to death) verb condemn, condemn to death, deprive of life, dispatch, end life, inflict capital punishment, kill, punish with death, put to death, put to death according to law, slay, supplicium associated concepts: execute pursuant to a death sentence, execution of a sentence, sentence III index abide, accomplish, apply (put in practice), certify (attest), close (agree), collect (recover money), commit (perpetrate), compose, conclude (complete), conduct, consummate, countersign, culminate, discharge (perform), dispatch (dispose of), dispatch (put to death), effectuate, enforce, engender, exercise (discharge a function), fabricate (construct), fulfill, function, garnish, generate, handle (manage), implement, impose (enforce), kill (murder), levy, make, manage, obey, observe (obey), officiate, operate, oversee, perfect, perform (adhere to), perpetrate, produce (manufacture), pursue (carry on), render (administer), render (deliver), sign, slay, transact, undertake

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


execute
v.
(1) To put into effect; to complete; to carry out an action; to sign a legal document and perform any other tasks needed to make it legally binding.
(2) To put to death.
n.
execution

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


execute
1) To finish, carry out, or perform as required, as in fulfilling one's obligations under a contract, plan, or court order.
2) To complete and otherwise make valid a document, such as a will, deed, or contract, for example by signing it and having it notarized.
3) To put someone to death pursuant to a court-rendered sentence (capital punishment).
4) To murder or assassinate.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


execute
v. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


execute
To complete; to make; to sign; to perform; to do; to carry out according to its terms; to fulfill the command or purpose of. To perform all necessary formalities, as to make and sign a contract, or sign and deliver a note.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


execute
I
To complete; to make; to sign; to perform; to do; to carry out according to its terms; to fulfill the command or purpose of. To perform all necessary formalities, as to make and sign a contract, or sign and deliver a note.
II To complete; to sign; to carry out according to its terms.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

execute
v.
   1) to finish, complete or perform as required, as in fulfilling one's obligations under a contract or a court order.
   2) to sign and otherwise complete a document, such as acknowledging the signature if required to make the document valid.
   3) to seize property under court order.
   4) to put to death pursuant to a sentence rendered by a court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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