An executor is the person that carries out the terms that you have set up in your Will. In other words, you nominate an executor that will follow the instructions of your Last Will. Note that depending on your country, state or province, you may use the term personal representative instead. Certain countries or states may also have additional requirements. For instance, one of your executors may need to live in the same state or country as you.
See also: Executor – Types, Fiduciary, Bond