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Codicil

An amendment or modification to a will that is not intended to displace or abolish the will. Codicils are subject to the same legal requirements as a will, such as the signatures of a certain number of witnesses. Courts sometimes have difficulty in determining whether a document is a codicil or an entirely new will, but, in general, documents dealing with only a portion of an estate are presumed to be codicils unless they specifically abolish previous wills.

codicil

A legal change made to a will.
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Tasha Dickinson and John Moran, co-chairs of the Probate Rules Committee, told the court that the committee believed that wills and codicils still needed to be provided in paper form, because there can be challenges to the authenticity and signatures of those documents.
Those who decide to take up the offer will be asked to consider making a donation to the trust of the suggested amount of pounds 75 for a single will, pounds 100 for a pair of mirror or matching wills and pounds 40 for a codicil.
At the end of his life Handel wrote a codicil to his will leaving the rights to his oratorio "Messiah" to the Foundling Hospital and 1,000 [pounds sterling] to the Society of Decay'd Musicians (now known as the Royal Society of Musicians).
The guardian should also provide the court with copies of proposed instruments, such as will codicils or trust drafts or amendments.
But when I try to find such bargains they no longer exist or are wrapped up in so many codicils as to make travel impossible unless you go a week last Wednesday and return a week last Tuesday.
There are also codicils which the public at large may still be unaware of: "Charlotte did finally marry during the final nine months of her life, but died during pregnancy," notes Polly.
On many occasions set out in his will of 1996, and in two further codicils, he left various amounts of money to 14 beneficiaries including myself, family, friends and Mr Loveridge.
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Drafted by him and executed in 1993, it was the culmination of wills and codicils written and revoked dating to 1980.
You must state you ``revokeall former wills and codicils and testamentary provisions''.