Joint Executors Law and Legal Definition

Joint executors are two or more persons united in the execution of a will or estate. Joint executors represent the testator and are also called trustees. Joint executors are considered as one person and therefore the acts of any one of them, with regard to the delivery, gift, sale, payment, possession or release of the testator's goods, are deemed to be the acts of all. Generally, the joint executor is not liable for the wrongs committed by his or her colleague. When one of the joint executors dies, the right of administering the estate devolves upon the survivor.