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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·e·cu·tion·er /-ʃ(ə)nɝ/
 死刑執行人,劊子手

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·e·cu·tion·er n.
 1. One who executes; an executer.
 2. One who puts to death in conformity to legal warrant, as a hangman.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 executioner
      n : an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a
          warrant [syn: public executioner]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Executioner
    (Mark 6:27). Instead of the Greek word, Mark here uses a Latin
    word, speculator, which literally means "a scout," "a spy," and
    at length came to denote one of the armed bodyguard of the
    emperor. Herod Antipas, in imitation of the emperor, had in
    attendance on him a company of speculatores. They were sometimes
    employed as executioners, but this was a mere accident of their
    office. (See MARK, GOSPEL OF.)