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EX'ECUTE, L. exequor, for exsequor ex and sequor, to follow. See Seek.

1. Literally, to follow out or through. Hence, to perform to do to effect to carry into complete effect to complete to finish. We execute a purpose, a plan, design or scheme we execute a work undertaken, that is, we pursue it to the end.
2. To perform to inflict as, to execute judgment or vengeance.
3. To carry into effect as, to execute law or justice.
4. To carry into effect the law, or the judgment or sentence on a person to inflict capital punishment on to put to death as, to execute a traitor.
5. To kill.
6. To complete, as a legal instrument to perform what is required to give validity to a writing, as by signing and sealing as, to execute a deed or lease.

EX'ECUTE, To perform the proper office to produce an effect.


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Entry for 'Execute'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/e/execute.html.

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