executor de son tort

Literally, executor of his own wrong. A person who, without authority granted by the decedent or a court of probate, assumes, by interference with the estate of a decedent, to act as executor or administrator and performs such acts with respect to the personal property of that estate as can legally be done only by a properly appointed executor or administrator; one who intrudes himself into the office of personal representative of a decedent without legal authority, and of his own authority enters into the possession or assumes the management of, or intermeddles with, the property of the decedent. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 661. A quasi executor for the purpose only of being sued or made liable for the assets with which he has intermeddled. Grace v Seibert, 235 Ill 190, 85 NE 308.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Executor de son tort — Tort Tort, n. [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See {Torture}.] 1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That had them long opprest with tort. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Executor de son tort — Executor Ex*ec u*tor, n. [L. executor, exsecutor: cf. F. ex[ e]cuteur. Cf. {Executer}.] 1. One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An executioner. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Delivering o er to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • executor de son tort — See de son tort …   Black's law dictionary

  • executor de son tort — /əgˌzɛkjətə də sɒn ˈtɔt/ (say uhg.zekyuhtuh duh son tawt) noun Law someone who assumes without authority the function of a personal representative. {French de son tort of his own wrong} …   Australian English dictionary

  • executor de son tort — dəˌsōⁿˈtȯ(ə)r noun Etymology: Anglo French, executor of his own wrong : a person who without legal authority assumes control of a decedent s property as if he were executor …   Useful english dictionary

  • de son tort — /da sown tor(t)/ L. Fr. Of his own wrong. An executor de son tort is an executor of his own wrong. A person who assumes to act as executor of an estate without any lawful warrant or authority, but who, by his intermeddling, makes himself liable… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de son tort — By his own tort or wrong. See executor de son tort; guardian de son tort; trustee de son tort …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • de son tort — dəsōⁿtȯȯr adjective Etymology: French : as a result of his own wrong act used of persons assuming a responsibility (as of trusteeship) without rightful authority executor de son tort …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tort — Tort, n. [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See {Torture}.] 1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That had them long opprest with tort. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Any civil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tort feasor — Tort Tort, n. [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See {Torture}.] 1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That had them long opprest with tort. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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