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codicil (n.)

"a writing added to a will to explain, alter, add to, or revoke original terms," early 15c., from Latin codicillus "a short writing, a small writing tablet," diminutive of codex (genitive codicis) "book" (see code (n.)). Related: Codicillary.

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Definitions of codicil

codicil (n.)
a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will;
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