WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ex•e•cu•tion•er /ˌɛksɪˈkyuʃənɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. an official who puts someone to death legally by capital punishment.
See -seq-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ex•e•cu•tion•er  (ek′si kyo̅o̅shə nər), 
  1. an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuance of a legal warrant.
  2. a person who executes an act, will, judgment, etc.
  • execution + -er1 1555–65

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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