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residuary (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a residue; residual; left over, when the main portion has been removed.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 509:
      Between residuary sobs she drank it like water, sitting up, Robert Loo on the bed's edge, his finger-tips on the base of the glass.
  2. (law) With respect to a will, relating to the portion of an estate which was not disposed of in the will, or for which the directions in the will could not be carried out.

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residuary (plural residuaries)

  1. One who receives the residue of an estate.