Codicil Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Codicil, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Codicil?

It is an addition, substraction, deletion or revoking or any amendment in form of written document along with the original will.It saves the will maker to remake the will, though the execution of this additional supplement has to be solemnised in the same manner as the original Will. The document needs to be signed , dated and refered to the original Will along with the amendment. The original Will and this codicil has to be submitted to the court for approval and execution.