(Ex*ec`u*to"ri*al) a. [LL. executorialis.] Of or pertaining to an executive.
(Ex*ec"u*tor*ship) n. The office of an executor.
(Ex*ec"u*to*ry) a. [LL. executorius, L. exsecutorius: cf.F. exécutoire.]
1. Pertaining to administration, or putting the laws in force; executive.
The official and executory duties of government.Burke.
2. (Law) Designed to be executed or carried into effect in time to come, or to take effect on a future
contingency; as, an executory devise, reminder, or estate; an executory contract. Blackstone.
(Ex*ec"u*tress) n. [Cf.F. exécutrice.] An executrix.
(Ex*ec"u*trix) n. [LL.] (Law) A woman exercising the functions of an executor.
(Ex"e*dent) a. [L. exedent, -entis, p. pr. of exedere. See Exesion.] Eating out; consuming.
(||Ex"e*dra) n.; pl. Exedræ (- dre). [L., fr. Gr 'exe`dra; 'ex out + "e`dra seat.]
1. (Class. Antiq.) A room in a public building, furnished with seats.
2. (Arch.) (a) The projection of any part of a building in a rounded form. (b) Any out-of-door seat in
stone, large enough for several persons; esp., one of curved form.
(Ex`e*ge"sis) n.; pl. Exegeses [NL., fr.Gr. fr. to explain, interpret; out + to guide, lead, akin,
to to lead. See Agent.]
1. Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text or portion of Scripture.
2. (Math.) The process of finding the roots of an equation. [Obs.]
(Ex"e*gete) n. [Gr. : cf.F. exégète. See Exegesis.] An exegetist.
(Ex`e*get"ic Ex`e*get"ic*al) a. [Gr. : cf. F. exégétique.] Pertaining to exegesis; tending to unfold
or illustrate; explanatory; expository. Walker. Ex`e*get"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Ex`e*get"ics) n. The science of interpretation or exegesis.
(Ex`e*ge"tist) n. One versed in the science of exegesis or interpretation; also called exegete.
(Ex*em"plar) n. [L. exemplar, exemplum: cf. F. exemplaire. See Example, and cf. Examper,
1. A model, original, or pattern, to be copied or imitated; a specimen; sometimes; an ideal model or type,
as that which an artist conceives.
Such grand exemplar as make their own abilities the sole measure of what is fit or unfit.South.
2. A copy of a book or writing. [Obs.] Udall.