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 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 legatee — n: one designated to receive the residue of an estate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • residuary legatee — noun : a legatee inheriting a testator s residuary estate * * * residuary legatee The person to whom the remainder of the property is left after all claims are discharged • • • Main Entry: ↑legacy …   Useful english dictionary

  • residuary legatee — One favored by a residuary legacy …   Ballentine's law 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

  • legatee — le·ga·tee /ˌle gə tē/ n: one to whom a legacy is bequeathed compare devisee, heir, next of kin, successor Merriam Webster’s Dictio …   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 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… …   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 — [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

  • Residuary estate — A residuary estate, in the law of wills, is any portion of the testator s estate that is not specifically devised to someone in the will, or any property that is part of such a specific devise that fails. It is also known as a residual estate or… …   Wikipedia

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