codicil

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codicil

An amendment to a person’s previously executed will, which facilitates leaving a small donation to a particular cause or charity.
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His Honour was satisfied that the circumstances surrounding the preparation and execution of the 1999 Will and the March 2000 Codicil were consistent with them having been obtained by undue influence on the part of the Knaggs.
In the last codicil dated 8 December 1999, he left the remainder of his estate to Katie Loveridge.
85] Among his famigliari accompanying the pallium from Rome, as the cardinal had requested in a codicil to his will, were Nicola Saraceni and the canon of Rouen, Robert Fortin.
Certain transactions, including wills, codicils, and testamentary trusts, and adoption, divorce, or family law matters still require a handwritten signature.
Wade, and has repeatedly done in periodic codicils to its original edict.
There are at least four criteria to distinguish among wills of different kinds: the distinction between testaments and codicils, the differences between written and oral wills, the functions of reciprocal wills, and the role of witnesses.
These include wills and their codicils, powers of attorney in respect of the financial affairs or personal care of an individual and, in certain circumstances, negotiable instruments (such as cheques).
I then consulted a solicitor who assured me the wills were all right but, on his advice, we made codicils removing the company as executors and replacing them with our son.
1) By a subsequent inconsistent will or codicil, even though the subsequent inconsistent will or codicil does not expressly revoke all previous wills or codicils, but the revocation extends only so far as the inconsistency exists.
Plowing through the virtually impenetrable prose of the memo we find that the two green organizations attached some codicils to their plan, entrusting oversight of the recovery zone in part to communities dominated by the timber industry.
And another electoral disaster like 1994 will rob Senate Democrats of their ability to block even the most destructive codicils of the Contract With America.