Latin Legal Terms


Codicil – this Latin term means “appendix” or “supplement”. In the legal practice, this legal term applies in the sphere of Inheritance Law, where it refers to a document that amends or substitutes previously issued personal will. The codicil can add to, subtract from, revoke or modify the terms of the original will, and should be physically attached to the original will, without the need to rewrite the whole will.

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