codicil co‧di‧cil [ˈkɒdsɪl ǁ ˈkɑː-] noun [countable]
LAW something that is added to a will (= document saying what will happen to someone's money when they die ) which makes changes to part of it:

• She specified in a codicil to her will that she wanted the house turned into an educational centre.

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codicil UK US /ˈkəʊdɪsɪl/ noun [C]
LAW an instruction which is added to a will (= document stating what should be done with a person's possessions after their death): »

If she adds a codicil and leaves some of her assets to our children, will the inheritance tax liability be reduced?

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • codicil — 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… …   Law dictionary

  • codicil — CODICÍL, codicile, s.n. Act întocmit în formă testamentară prin care se modifică sau se completează conţinutul iniţial al unui testament. – Din fr. codicille, lat. codicillus. Trimis de hai, 22.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CODICÍL s. (jur.) (înv.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Codicil — can refer to: Codicil (will): An addition made to a will Any addition made subsequent and appended to the original Any addition or appendix, such as a corollary to a theorem Codicil (poem): A poem by Derek Walcott This disambiguation page lists… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • codicil — [käd′i səl, käd′isil΄] n. [ME < L codicillus, dim. of codex: see CODE] 1. Law an addition to a will, that changes, explains, revokes, or adds provisions 2. an appendix or supplement codicillary [käd′isil′ər ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • 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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