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 (rĕz′ĭ-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
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.
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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
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(rɪˈzɪdʒ uˌɛr i)

pertaining to or of the nature of a residue, remainder, or residuum.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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"
2.residuary - relating to or indicating a remainder; "residual quantity"
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[rɪˈzɪdjʊərɪ] ADJresidual
residuary legateelegatario/a m/f universal
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adjrestlich; (Chem) → rückständig
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[rɪˈzɪdjʊərɪ] adjresiduo/a
residuary legatee (Law) → legatario/a universale
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References in classic literature ?
"I have given a judgment for the residuary legatee under the will," said the Court, "put the costs upon the contestants, decided all questions relating to fees and other charges; and, in short, the estate in litigation has been settled, with all controversies, disputes, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion thereunto appertaining."
It may be said that it would tend to render the government of the Union too powerful, and to enable it to absorb those residuary authorities, which it might be judged proper to leave with the States for local purposes.
The names of Candlish and Begg were frequent in these interviews, and occasionally the talk ran on the Residuary Establishment and the doings of one Lee.
And then the three harpooneers were bidden to the feast, they being its residuary legatees.
In this relation, then, the proposed government cannot be deemed a NATIONAL one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several States a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects.
"What," said the notary, "do you not intend making Mademoiselle Valentine de Villefort your residuary legatee?"
All the rest he died possessed of, he bequeathed to Peggotty; whom he left residuary legatee, and sole executrix of that his last will and testament.
"It can't be denied that undeserving people have been legatees, and even residuary legatees.
Mortimer replies, that by special testamentary clause it would then go to the old servant above mentioned, passing over and excluding the son; also, that if the son had not been living, the same old servant would have been sole residuary legatee.
Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner.
It is certain, however, that Cesarine, the residuary legate of the old man, received from his estate only six hundred francs a year.
Therefore, Justice Baqar said, the court should avoid an expansive construction of a federal legislative power which rendered redundant or nugatory the legislative field, power and authority assigned to the provinces, either expressly or as residuary, thus undermining provincial autonomy.