executed, adj.

1. (Of a document) that has been signed (an executed will).

2. That has been done, given, or performed (executed consideration).

¡°[T]he term ¡®executed¡¯ is a slippery word. Its use is to be avoided except when accompanied by explanation…. A contract is frequently said to be executed when the document has been signed, or has been signed, sealed, and delivered. Further, by executed contract is frequently meant one that has been fully performed by both parties.¡± William R. Anson, Principles of the Law of Contract 26 n.* (Arthur L. Corbin ed., 3d Am. ed. 1919).

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