AskDefine | Define codicil

Dictionary Definition

codicil n : a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will

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codicillus, diminutive of codex: compare French codicille. See code


  1. An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.


  • 2005 : If Nick answered a question Wani listened to him and then gave a flat little codicil or correction. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, 378)


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Codicil can refer to:
codicil in Dutch: Codicil

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