Borrowing from Middle French codicille, from Latin cōdicillus, diminutive of cōdex. See code.
codicil (plural codicils)
- (law) An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.
- 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, p. 378)
- If Nick answered a question Wani listened to him and then gave a flat little codicil or correction.
codicil n (plural codicillen, diminutive codicilletje n)