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  1. entitled to the residue of an estate: a residuary legatee.
  2. pertaining to or of the nature of a residue, remainder, or residuum.
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Origin of residuary

1720–30; < Latin residu(um) what is left over (see residual) + -ary
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  1. of, relating to, or constituting a residue; residual
  2. law entitled to the residue of an estate after payment of debts and distribution of specific gifts
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