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[kod-uh-suh l] /ˈkɒd ə səl/

a supplement to a will, containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc., of something in the will.
any supplement; appendix.
(law) a supplement modifying a will or revoking some provision of it
an additional provision; appendix

early 15c., from Middle French codicille, from Latin codicillus “a short writing, a small writing tablet,” diminutive of codex (genitive codicis), see code (n.).


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