Codicil meaning

kŏdə-sĭl
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A supplement or appendix.
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An appendix or supplement.
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(law) An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.
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(law) A supplement or appendix to a will.
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(law) An addition to a will, that changes, explains, revokes, or adds provisions.
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A testamentary document that adds to, subtracts from, qualifies, modifies, revokes, or otherwise alters or explains an existing will. To be valid, it must be executed with the same formalities as a will.
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Origin of codicil

  • Middle English from Old French codicille from Latin cōdicillus diminutive of cōdex cōdic- codex codex

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Middle French codicille, from Latin cōdicillus, diminutive of cōdex. See code

    From Wiktionary