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Codicil Meaning in Legal Context – 601 Words

Codicil meaning in legal context as a legal term in English with synonyms and images from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam for advanced learners of English together with text-to-speech functionality.

/ˈkəʊ.dɪ.sɪl/ (noun)

Codicil meaning

an appendix or instruction which is added to a will, extra part of a will, supplement, addition, add-on


A codicil is a legal document that acts as a supplement to your last will and testament. In it, you can make changes to your will without having to rewrite your entire original will document.

Codicils were more popular in the days before personal computers. Remaking your will used to mean rewriting the entire document by hand, which could take some time. Codicils could make this process quicker, since you only had to rewrite the parts you wanted to change. Since it’s become easier to update your will using online tools, codicils are now less common. However, depending on your preferences, they can still be a useful way to make small updates to your will.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: codicillary

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