Definition of Codicil:
A codicil is an addendum of any kind to a will. Codicils can alter, change, add to or subtract from the provisions in the will. They can be used to keep a will and testament current and up to date.
An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.
Codicils must be created by the original creator of the will. They are separate documents in and of themselves and can lead to either minor or major changes in the will. All codicils must meet the same legal administrative requirements as the original will and testament, and they must each affirm that the original will is valid except for the changes outlined inside.
Document supplementary to a will (testament), and which is executed with all the formality of a testament.
Synonyms of Codicil
PS, Parthian shot, Addendum, Affix, Afterthought, Allonge, Appendix, Attested copy, Back matter, Bequeathal, Bequest, Chorus, Coda, Colophon, Commentary, Conclusion, Consequence, Continuance, Continuation, Devise, Double take, Dying words, Enclitic, Envoi, Epilogue, Follow-through, Follow-up, Infix, Inheritance, Interlineation, Interpolation, Last words, Legacy, Marginalia, Note, Parting shot, Peroration, Postface, Postfix, Postlude, Postscript, Prefix, Probate, Proclitic, Refrain, Rider, Scholia, Second thought, Sequel, Sequela, Sequelae, Sequelant, Sequent, Sequitur, Subscript, Suffix, Supplement, Swan song, Tag, Tail, Testament, Will, Appendix, Codicil, Postscript, Afterword, Tailpiece, Rider, Coda, Supplement, Accompaniment
How to use Codicil in a sentence?
- Francis has remembered him in a codicil to this will.
Meaning of Codicil & Codicil Definition