cod·i·cil /'kä-də-səl, -ˌsil/ n [Latin codicillus, literally, writing tablet, diminutive of codic - codex book see code]: a formally executed document made after a will that adds to, subtracts from, or changes the will see also republish

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun accessory, accompaniment, addendum, additament, addition, addition to a will, additive, additum, adjunct, affixation, affixture, annex, annexation, appanage, appendage, appendix, attachment, augmentation, complement, epilogue, insertion, postscript, sequel, sequela, subscript, suffix, supplement, supplement to a will, testament, will addendum, will supplement associated concepts: will II index addendum, appendix (supplement)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An addendum to a will, modifying, adding to, revoking, or explaining portions of the original document.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

a document executed in testamentary form that acts as an amendment and supplement to a will.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

A supplement or addition to a will. A codicil may explain, modify, add to, subtract from, qualify, alter, or revoke existing provisions in a will. Because a codicil changes a will, it must be signed in front of witnesses, just like a will.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. A testamentary document that adds to, subtracts from, qualifies, modifies, revokes, or otherwise alters or explains an existing will. To be valid, it must be executed with the same formalities as a will.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A document that is executed by a person who had previously made his or her will, to modify, delete, qualify, or revoke provisions contained in it.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A document that is executed by a person who had previously made his or her will, to modify, delete, qualify, or revoke provisions contained in it.
II An amendment to a will.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a written amendment to a person's will, which must be dated, signed and witnessed just as a will would be, and must make some reference to the will it amends. A codicil can add to, subtract from or modify the terms of the original will. When the person dies, both the original will and the codicil are submitted for approval by the court (probate) and form the basis for administration of the estate and distribution of the belongings of the writer.
   See also: probate, will

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Codicil — Cod i*cil, n. [L. codicillus, dim. of codex: cf. F. codicille. See {Code}.] (Law) A clause added to a will. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • codicil — early 15c., from M.Fr. codicille, from L. codicillus a short writing, a small writing tablet, dim. of codex (gen. codicis), see CODE (Cf. code) …   Etymology dictionary

  • codicil — [n] added part to document addendum, addition, appendix, postscript, rider, supplement; concept 270 …   New thesaurus

  • codicil — ► NOUN ▪ an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one. ORIGIN Latin codicillus little book , from codex block of wood …   English terms dictionary

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  • codicil — n. (legal) 1) to draw up a codicil 2) a codicil to (a will) * * * [ kəʊdɪsɪl] (legal) to draw up a codicil a codicil to (a will) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • codicil — UK [ˈkəʊdɪsɪl] / UK [ˈkɒdɪsɪl] / US [ˈkɑdɪsɪl] noun [countable] Word forms codicil : singular codicil plural codicils legal an addition that makes changes to a will (= a legal document saying who gets your money and property when you die) …   English dictionary

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