Agelarius phoeniceus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:
their authority, yet quoad the creditors of the testator they are all
executors, and act as one executor, and may be sued as one executor. Cro.
Car. 293. 4. The appointment may be conditional, and the condition may be
either precedent or subsequent. Godolph. Orph. Leg. pt. 2, c. 2, s. 1; Off.
6. An executor derives his interest in the estate of the deceased
entirely from the will, and it vests in him from the moment of the
testator's death. 1 Will. Ex. 159