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Definition: Execute

What is the dictionary definition of Execute?

Dictionary Definition


  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.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Execute. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 26, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/execute/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Execute. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/execute/ (accessed: September 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Execute. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/execute/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Execute are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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