Execute Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Execute, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Execute?

v. 1) to finish, complete or perform as required, as in fulfilling one’s obligations under a contract or a court order. 2) to sign and otherwise complete a document, such as acknowledging the signature if required to make the document valid. 3) to seize property under court order. 4) to put to death pursuant to a sentence rendered by a court.