Definition of TO EXECUTE


TO EXECUTE

To make, to perform, to do, to follow out. This term is
frequently used in the law, as, to execute a deed is to make a deed.

2. It also signifies to perform, as to execute a contract, hence some
contracts are called executed contracts, and others are called executory
contracts.

3. To execute also means to put to death by virtue of a lawful sentence,
as, the sheriff executed the convict.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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