Definition of Codicils

1. Noun. (plural of codicil) ¹



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Definition of Codicils

1. codicil [n] - See also: codicil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Codicils

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codicils (current term)
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Literary usage of Codicils

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1. The Civil Law in Its Natural Order by Jean Domat (1850)
"Rules of Testaments which agree to codicils. — We may add, as a last rule of the nature and use of codicils, that we must apply to them and observe in them ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"af Augustus relieved their doubts, gave a legal sanction to confidential testaments and codicils, and gently unravelled the forms and restraints of the ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"A recorded adjudication reciting that execution of "will" is "duly proved" by the oath and examination of the witnesses to both will proper and codicils, ..."

4. Some Experiences of a Barrister's Life by William Ballantine (1898)
"Adams was dead, but his deposition upon the last trial was read, and it supported the codicils to which his name was attached. Nothing appeared against his ..."

5. Handbook of the Roman Law by Ferdinand Mackeldey, Moses Aaron Dropsie (1883)
"Several codicils may be made, all of which will be valid.* If, however, the terms of a later codicil conflict with those of an earlier one, the earlier one ..."

6. The Institutes of Justinian: With English Introduction, Translation, and Notes by Justinian, Thomas Collett Sandars (1878)
"But when codicils are made before a testament, they cannot take effect, according to Papinian, unless confirmed by a special disposition in the testament. ..."

7. Imperatoris Iustiniani Institutionum libri quattuor by John Baron Moyle (1883)
"OF codicils. It is certain that codicils were not in use before the time of Augustus, ... Being on the point of death in Africa, he executed codicils, ..."

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