Residuary clause
Residuary Re*sid"u*a*ry (-?-r?), a. [See {Residue}.] Consisting of residue; as, residuary matter; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining; as, the residuary advantage of an estate. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

{Residuary clause} (Law), that part of the testator's will in which the residue of his estate is disposed of.

{Residuary devise} (Law), the person to whom the residue of real estate is devised by a will.

{Residuary legatee} (Law), the person to whom the residue of personal estate is bequeathed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • residuary clause — n: a clause in a will disposing of a residue Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. residuary clause …   Law dictionary

  • residuary clause — A clause in a will which purports to dispose of that part of the estate which is left after other legacies and devises have been paid and all legal claims against the estate discharged. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1415. The term seems to contemplate the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • residuary clause — Clause in will by which that part of property is disposed of which remains after satisfying bequests and devises. Any part of the will which disposes of property not expressly disposed of by other provisions of the will. Jackson v. Jackson, 217… …   Black's law dictionary

  • residuary clause — noun Etymology: residuary (I) : the part of a testator s will in which the residue of his estate is disposed of to one or more persons compare bequeath 1a …   Useful english dictionary

  • residuary — re·sid·u·ary 1 /ri zi jə ˌwer ē/ adj: of, relating to, consisting of, or constituting a residue residuary 2 n pl ar·ies 1: residue 2 …   Law dictionary

  • Residuary — Re*sid u*a*ry ( ? r?), a. [See {Residue}.] Consisting of residue; as, residuary matter; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining; as, the residuary advantage of an estate. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] {Residuary clause} (Law), that part of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residuary devise — Residuary Re*sid u*a*ry ( ? r?), a. [See {Residue}.] Consisting of residue; as, residuary matter; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining; as, the residuary advantage of an estate. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] {Residuary clause} (Law), that part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residuary legatee — Residuary Re*sid u*a*ry ( ? r?), a. [See {Residue}.] Consisting of residue; as, residuary matter; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining; as, the residuary advantage of an estate. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] {Residuary clause} (Law), that part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clause — / klȯz/ n: a distinct section of a writing; specif: a distinct article, stipulation, or proviso in a formal document a no strike clause in the collective bargaining agreement claus·al / klȯ zəl/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • residuary — [ri zij′o͞o er΄ē] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, a residue or residuum; remaining; leftover 2. Law a) receiving the residue of an estate after specific bequests [a residuary legatee] b) giving the disposition of the residue of an estate… …   English World dictionary

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