Definition of codicil in English:


Line breaks: co¦di|cil
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒdɪsɪl
, ˈkəʊ-/


An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one: Francis has remembered him in a codicil to this will
More example sentences
  • 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.


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



Pronunciation: /ˌkɒdɪˈsɪləri/

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