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

    To be performed; not yet executed.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    That which is yet to be executed or performed; that which remains to be carried into operation or effect; incomplete ; depending upon a future performance or event. The opposite of executed.
    —Executory consideration. A consideration which is to be performed after the contract for which it is a consideration is made.
    —Executory fines. These are the fines sur cogmzanoe de droit tantum; sur concessit; and sur done, grant et render. Abolished by 3 & 4 Wm. IV. c. 74.
    —Executory interests. A general term, comprising ali future estates and interests in land or personalty, other than reversions and remainders.
    —Executory limitation. A limitation of a future interest by deed or will; if by will, it is also called an "executory devise."
    —Executory process. A process which can be resorted to in the following cases, namely:
    (1) When the right of the creditor arises from an act importing confession of judgment, and which contains a privilege or mortgage in his favor;
    (2) when the creditor demands the execution of a judgment which has been rendered by a tribunal different from that within whose jurisdiction the execution is sought Code Prac. La. art. 732; Marin v. Lalley, 17 Wall. 14, 2l In Ed. 596. As to executory "Bequests," "Contracts," "Devises," "Estates," "Remainders," "Trusts," and "Uses," sce those titles.