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codicil

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noun cod·i·cil \ˈkä-də-səl, -ˌsil\

Simple Definition of codicil

  • law : a document that adds or changes something in a will

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of codicil

  1. 1 :  a legal instrument made to modify an earlier will

  2. 2 :  appendix, supplement

codicillary

play \ˌkä-də-ˈsi-lə-rē\ adjective

Examples of codicil in a sentence

  1. <a codicil to the treaty was necessary to clarify certain provisos that had proved to be ambiguous>



Origin and Etymology of codicil

Middle English codicill, from Anglo-French *codicille, from Latin codicillus, diminutive of codic-, codex


First Known Use: 15th century


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codicil

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noun cod·i·cil \ˈkä-də-səl, -ˌsil\

Legal Definition of codicil

  1. :  a formally executed document made after a will that adds to, subtracts from, or changes the will — see also republish



Origin and Etymology of codicil

Latin codicillus, literally, writing tablet, diminutive of codic-, codex book — see code


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