Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Execution; administration; management.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat The doing or following up of a thing; the doing a thing completely or thoroughly; management or administration. In old practice. Execution; the final process in an action.
    —Executio honorum; 'In old English law. Management or administration of goods. Ad ecclesiam et ad amicos pertinebit executio bonorum, the execution of the goods shall belong to the church and to the friends of the deceased. Bract, foi. 60b.