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execute vt

1 : perform : as
a : to carry out fully [includes not only executed violence, but also threatened violence "Louisiana Civil Code"]
b : to do what is provided or required by [ a contract] [ a search warrant]
c : to deem (a use in property) to confer full seisin in a cestui que use by operation of the Statute of Uses
2 : to perform what is required to give validity to
: to complete (as by signing and delivering) in proper form [ a note] [ a deed]
3 : to put to death in compliance with a judicial death sentence

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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