residuary

adjective

re·​sid·​u·​ary ri-ˈzi-jə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce residuary (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a residue
residuary estate

Examples of residuary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Answer: Her will should include a phrase that disposes of her residuary estate. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 8 May 2022 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, 26 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of residuary was in 1726

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“Residuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residuary. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

residuary

1 of 2 adjective
re·​sid·​u·​ary ri-ˈzi-jə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce residuary (audio)
: of, relating to, consisting of, or constituting a residue

residuary

2 of 2 noun
plural residuaries
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