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Definition of "codicil" [cod•i•cil]

  • Law A supplement or appendix to a will. (noun)
  • A supplement or appendix. (noun)

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 "codicil" in a sentence
  • "A vague sentence that committed him to nothing even if he lived especially as he was about to withdraw his claim for the bridge site, his one serious difficulty with the Corporation, and the codicil was a provision for his death."
  • "But you may not know the codicil, which is that if you don't own a boat, all you get is a mouthful of salt water."
  • "After signing what is called the codicil to his will, Captains Hardy and Blackwood joined him on the poop to receive his instructions."
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