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1. The remainder of something after removal of parts or a part.
a. Matter remaining after completion of an abstractive chemical or physical process, such as evaporation, combustion, distillation, or filtration; residuum.
b. The part of a monomer or other chemical unit that has been incorporated into a polymer or large molecule.
3. Law The remainder of a testator's estate after all specific bequests and applicable debts and expenses have been disposed of. Also called residuum.
[Middle English, from Old French residu, from Latin residuum, neuter of residuus, remaining, from residēre, to remain behind; see reside.]
re·sid′u·ar·y (rĭ-zĭj′o͞o-ĕr′ē) adj.
1. of, relating to, or constituting a residue; residual
2. (Law) law entitled to the residue of an estate after payment of debts and distribution of specific gifts
re•sid•u•ar•y(rɪˈzɪdʒ uˌɛr i)
pertaining to or of the nature of a residue, remainder, or residuum.
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|Adj.||1.||residuary - entitled to the residue of an estate (after payment of debts and specific gifts); "the residuary part of the estate"; "the residuary beneficiary"|
|2.||residuary - relating to or indicating a remainder; "residual quantity"|