What is CODICIL?

A testamentary disposition subsequent to a will, and by which the will is altered, explained, added to, subtracted from, or confirmed by way of republication, but in no case totally revoked. Lamb v. Lamb, 11 Pick. (Mass.) 370; Dunham v. Averill, 45 Conn. 70, 20 Am. Rep. 042; Green v. Lane, 45 N. C. 113; Grimball v. Patton, 70 Ala. 031; Proctor v. Clarke, 3 Redf. Sur. (N. Y.) 448. A codicil is an addition or supplement to a will, either to add to, take from, or alter the provisions of the will. It must be executed with the same formality as a will, and, when admitted to probate, forms a part of the will. Code Ga. 18S2,

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