Origin of codicil
Examples from the Web for codicil
He wrote a letter to Morrissey suggesting a second codicil and pitching himself as the man to do it.
Unfortunately, Whitaker never got to discuss the third codicil with Mrs. Astor or see her sign it.
The question was whether he had been employed to make this codicil.
The Spanish affair was not yet forgotten, and the will and codicil furnished other matter for all conversations.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
In his heart of hearts, he did believe that that codicil had been fraudulently manufactured by his friend and client, Lady Mason.
He assented, putting in a codicil to the effect that the lake was very pretty.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
No, the whole thing had been too recently gone into; it was so short a time since the codicil had been added.Great Possessions|Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
British Dictionary definitions for codicil
Word Origin for codicil
Word Origin and History for codicil
early 15c., from Middle French codicille, from Latin codicillus "a short writing, a small writing tablet," diminutive of codex (genitive codicis), see code (n.).