Definition of Codicil

1. Noun. A supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will.

Generic synonyms: Appendix
Group relationships: Testament, Will
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Codicil

1. n. A clause added to a will.

Definition of Codicil

1. Noun. (legal) An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Codicil

1. a supplement to a will [n -S]

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Literary usage of Codicil

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"There must be a re-execution (b), or a duly *executed codicil. There are no other means of showing an intention to revive (bb).3 Destruction of the revoking ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"It was contended, on behalf of the plaintiff, that the 'codicil was not competent ... That the codicil had never been admitted to probate in California, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"(a) A codicil, duly executed, will operate as a republication of the will to whicb it refers, whether the codicil be or be not annexed to the will, ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"Construction of Will and codicil—A codicil is part of the will to which it is ... Although in a codicil regularly executors may not be instituted or ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, in the by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon, John Beames, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1822)
"Cancellation of a codicil effectual, notwithstanding an interlineation to the same effect left standing in the will. [ 123] CASES IN CHANCERY. UTTERSON v. ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Because as plaintiffs in error insist, the court erred in holding that the eighth item of the codicil of the will gave to the children of AF Nunnally, ..."

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