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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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That the testator lacked testamentary capacity at the time of signing the 2000 Codicil and the 2001 Will;
The existence of suspicious circumstances surrounding the execution of the 2000 Codicil & 2001 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.
Although in principle, testaments and codicils need not differ in making bequests to different groups of legatees, in fact we observe such differences (Tables 2 and 3).
Ask the solicitor who prepared the codicils to act for your son, and stop worrying.
505 concerns the inconsistencies in subsequent wills or codicils that occur when the subsequent writings do not expressly revoke the original will or codicil, and in such event "revocation extends only so far as the inconsistency exists.
Your attorney can amend your will by adding codicils that explain, add or delete provisions in your existing will.
That was eventually reduced to two: wills and codicils.
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.
In addition, she provides two catalogues of works of art collected and installed in the Ambrosiana by Borromeo, and in the appendices she publishes for the first time two codicils to Borromeo's will (from 1607 and 1611) concerning his donations of works of art to his pet institution and reprints the official act of donation of the Ambrosian Collection (1618).
Those who sat out World War ll in far-flung country resorts did not face the long-term effects mentioned almost as codicils to last night's wake-up call.