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Definition of "residuary" [re•sid•u•a•ry]

  • Of, relating to, or constituting a residue. (adjective)
  • Law Entitled to the residue of an estate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "residuary" in a sentence
  • "Unfortunately, the DIY will did not include what's called a residuary clause -- indicating how to distribute what is left after estate expenses, creditors and taxes have been paid and gifts of specific items or sums of money have been satisfied."
  • "States over the subjects or a class of the subjects, of such states, which is called residuary; that is, what remains outside the actual sovereign powers exercised by the native princes."
  • "This is a good example of what is called a residuary impression."