from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law A supplement or appendix to a will.
- n. A supplement or appendix.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A clause added to a will.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writing by way of supplement to a will, and intended to be considered as a part of it, containing anything which the testator wishes to add, or a revocation or explanation of something contained in the will.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will
Middle English, from Old French codicille, from Latin cōdicillus, diminutive of cōdex, cōdic-, codex; see codex.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin codicillus, diminutive of codex: compare French codicille. See code (Wiktionary)