residuary

adjective
re·​sid·​u·​ary | \ ri-ˈzi-jə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce residuary (audio) \

Definition of residuary

: of, relating to, or constituting a residue residuary estate

Examples of residuary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this spirit it may be remarked, that the equal vote allowed to each State is at once a constitutional recognition of the portion of sovereignty remaining in the individual States, and an instrument for preserving that residuary sovereignty. WSJ, "Senate Was Designed to Represent the States," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of residuary

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Residuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residuary. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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residuary

adjective
re·​sid·​u·​ary | \ ri-ˈzi-jə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce residuary (audio) \

Legal Definition of residuary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, consisting of, or constituting a residue

residuary

noun
plural residuaries

Legal Definition of residuary (Entry 2 of 2)

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