WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ex•e•cu•tion•er /ˌɛksɪˈkyuʃənɚ/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    an official who puts someone to death legally by capital punishment.
See -seq-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

executioner /ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃənə/ n
  1. an official charged with carrying out the death sentence passed upon a condemned person
  2. an assassin, esp one appointed by a political or criminal organization

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