Definition of Residuary

1. Adjective. Entitled to the residue of an estate (after payment of debts and specific gifts). "The residuary beneficiary"

Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Partainyms: Residuum

2. Adjective. Relating to or indicating a remainder. "Residual quantity"
Exact synonyms: Residual
Derivative terms: Residual, Residue, Residue, Residue, Residue
Partainyms: Residue, Residue

Definition of Residuary

1. a. Consisting of residue; as, residuary matter; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining; as, the residuary advantage of an estate.

Definition of Residuary

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a residue; residual; left over, when the main portion has been removed. ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) With respect to a will, relating to the portion of an estate which was not disposed of in the will, or for which the directions in the will could not be carried out. ¹

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Definition of Residuary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Residuary

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residual soil
residual urine
residual volume
residuary (current term)
residuary estate
residuary estates

Literary usage of Residuary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"But it denies that the last or residuary clause is invalid; on the contrary It charges the same to be legal and valid, and competent to carry the whole of ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Walter Vere Vaughan Williams (1877)
"(M1) It is otherwise as to the residuary devisee of real estate, or of the price of real estate. As to him, the will speaks only at the time of making it, ..."

3. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1880)
"This »*»ein win. seems to depend on the point whether, if the specific devisee had been dead when the will was made, the residuary devise would have ..."

4. The Modern Law of Real Property: With an Introduction for the Student, and by Louis Arthur Goodeve (1885)
"If there be a residuary devise it is now enacted (assimilating a residuary devise of real estate to a like bequest of personalty)— S. 25. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Walter Vere Vaughan Williams (1877)
"But if the cases are to be supported in which it has been held that a residuary devise, since the new wills act (1 Viet. c. 26) is not specific (see ante, ..."

6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1890)
"ty, in which case the intermediate income of both the residuary real and personal estate pass by the same residuary clause.1 if, after an executory devise ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"The circumstance, that one residuary devisee was the attorney, who drew the Will, ... I IK Bill was filed by an heir at law against residuary devisees, ..."

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