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EXECUTE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

To finish, accomplish, make complete, fulfill. To perform; obey the injunctions of.To make; as to execute a deed, which includes signing, sealing, and delivery.To perform; carry out according to its terms ; as to execute a contract.To fulfill the purpose of ; to obey; to perform the commands of; as to execute a writ.A statute is said to execute a use where it transmutes the equitable interest of the cestui que use into a legal estate of the same nature, and makes him tenant of the landaccordingly, in lieu of the feoffee to uses or trustee, whose estate, on the other hand, isat the same moment annihilated. 1 Steph. Comm. 339.


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