Definition of codicil in English:


Syllabification: cod·i·cil
Pronunciation: /ˈkädəsəl, -ˌsil


  • An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.
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    • Ryan explains the codicil in Alex's will and tries to make Bianca understand that the money is supposed to go to someone else.
    • The Deputy Judge was not prepared to reveal the names of the two witnesses to his codicil when it was executed on 12th November.
    • There is no doubt the initial fault lies with the testator and the wording of his codicil.



Pronunciation: /ˌkädəˈsilərē/


late Middle English: from Latin codicillus, diminutive of codex, codic- (see codex).

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