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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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But the ramifications of Rome's adopting such a codicil to the central doctrine of Christianity should not be allowed to influence the decision.
a new National Child Care strategy be developed between the federal government, the provinces and territories in the event that the provinces balk at the codicil for dedicated funds;
Besides the obvious tragedy of his untimely death, the non-witnessed codicil proved to be extraordinarily problematic for the resolution of Lane's will.
A nephew of Bernardo, mentioned in a codicil to the cardinal's will, married d'Esroureville's daughter, Margherita, in December 1481; see Von Reumont, 3.
It could still be added to a codicil to be developed once the convention comes into force.
A person leaving only a codicil implicitly acknowledges intestate succession for all belongings that are not left to legatees.
It's important to review your will annually, both to check for mistakes that may have been made in any codicil, or change, and to make sure that it remains up to date in terms of beneficiaries listed and other matters that express your final wishes.
Ponder those last four words: the Clinton codicil to every ethical standard, including each of the Ten Commandments.
But Kuralt's letter to Shannon did not qualify under Montana law as a valid codicil to his will, the judge said in a written opinion.
doctrines and strategies which expressed a resolve to contain that challenge included the Truman Doctrine (1948), the Eisenhower Doctrine (1957), Kennedy's flexible response, the corollaries of limited nuclear war, counterinsurgency, the Johnson Doctrine (1865), the Nixon-Kissinger Doctrine (1969), and finally the Carter Doctrine (1980) and Reagan's codicil (1981).
A will or codicil, or any part of either, is revoked:
The claim to revision rests almost wholly on the new five-page section at the end of the book, which includes a list of the emendations that he would now wish to make to his original text of A; these are not incorporated into the reprinted text nor mentioned in the Introduction or critical apparatus, though at the end of the Preface a 1988 codicil informs us that the text |is unchanged except for correction of typographical error, and for some repunctuation'.