codicil

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cod·i·cil

 (kŏd′ə-sĭl)
n.
1. Law A supplement or appendix to a will.
2. A supplement or appendix.

[Middle English, from Old French codicille, from Latin cōdicillus, diminutive of cōdex, cōdic-, codex; see codex.]

cod′i·cil′la·ry (kŏd′ə-sĭl′ə-rē) adj.

codicil

(ˈkɒdɪsɪl)
n
1. (Law) law a supplement modifying a will or revoking some provision of it
2. an additional provision; appendix
[C15: from Late Latin cōdicillus, literally: a little book, diminutive of codex]
codicillary adj

cod•i•cil

(ˈkɒd ə səl)

n.
1. a supplement to a will, containing an addition, modification, etc., of something in the will.
2. any supplement; appendix.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin cōdicillus (in Latin, usually pl. only) < Latin cōdic-, s. of cōdex codex]
cod`i•cil′la•ry (-ˈsɪl ə ri) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codicil - a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will
appendix - supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
testament, will - a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

codicil

[ˈkɒdɪsɪl] Ncodicilo m

codicil

[ˈkəʊdɪsɪl] n [will] → codicille m

codicil

nKodizill nt

codicil

[ˈkɒdɪsɪl] n (Law) → codicillo
References in classic literature ?
If this history has no other effect than to inspire the possessors of precious relics with holy fear, and induce them to make codicils to secure these touching souvenirs of joys that are no more by bequeathing them to loving hands, it will have done an immense service to the chivalrous and romantic portion of the community; but it does, in truth, contain a far higher moral.
I can make five codicils if I like, and I shall keep my bank-notes for a nest-egg.
But, in the lapse of time, her wishes in regard to certain minor legacies, left to different relatives, had undergone some modification; and it became necessary to add three or four Codicils to the original document.
The bachelor was filled with amazement when he heard Sancho's phraseology and style of talk, for though he had read the first part of his master's history he never thought that he could be so droll as he was there described; but now, hearing him talk of a "will and codicil that could not be provoked," instead of "will and codicil that could not be revoked," he believed all he had read of him, and set him down as one of the greatest simpletons of modern times; and he said to himself that two such lunatics as master and man the world had never seen.
He showed it me; but that is not all -- there is a codicil, as I said just now.
Faux agreed to his wife's views, and made a codicil to his will accordingly, in time to die with a clear conscience.
The rapid progress of the illness had made it impossible for her to execute the necessary codicil.
It was only this morning, when the codicil giving the legacy to Geoffrey was waiting to be executed, that his real feeling in the matter came out.
The amiable old gentleman, it seemed, had intended to leave the whole to the Royal Humane Society, and had indeed executed a will to that effect; but the Institution, having been unfortunate enough, a few months before, to save the life of a poor relation to whom he paid a weekly allowance of three shillings and sixpence, he had, in a fit of very natural exasperation, revoked the bequest in a codicil, and left it all to Mr Godfrey Nickleby; with a special mention of his indignation, not only against the society for saving the poor relation's life, but against the poor relation also, for allowing himself to be saved.
Gradgrind departed this life for the time being, after delivering the following codicil to her remarks already executed: