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codicil

[ kod-uh-suhl ]
/ ˈkɒd ə səl /
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noun

a supplement to a will, containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc., of something in the will.
any supplement; appendix.

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Origin of codicil

1375–1425; late Middle English <Late Latin cōdicillus (in Latin, commonly in plural only), equivalent to Latin cōdic- (stem of cōdex) codex + -illus diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for codicil

codicil
/ (ˈkɒdɪsɪl) /

noun

law a supplement modifying a will or revoking some provision of it
an additional provision; appendix

Derived forms of codicil

codicillary (ˌkɒdɪˈsɪlərɪ), adjective

Word Origin for codicil

C15: from Late Latin cōdicillus, literally: a little book, diminutive of codex
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