American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or constituting a residue.
- adj. Law Entitled to the residue of an estate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a residue or residuum; forming a residue, or part not dealt with: as, residuary estate (the portion of a testator's estate not devised specially).
- In geology, noting the insoluble portion of a series of rocks which have been long exposed to weathering. The soluble portion having been leached away, only the residuum remains, as, for example, clays from limestone.
- adj. Of or relating to a residue; residual; left over, when the main portion has been removed.
- adj. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting of residue; ; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining.
- adj. entitled to the residue of an estate (after payment of debts and specific gifts)
- adj. relating to or indicating a remainder
“Unfortunately, the DIY will did not include what's called a residuary clause -- indicating how to distribute what is left after estate expenses, creditors and taxes have been paid and gifts of specific items or sums of money have been satisfied.”
“States over the subjects or a class of the subjects, of such states, which is called residuary; that is, what remains outside the actual sovereign powers exercised by the native princes.”
“This is a good example of what is called a residuary impression.”
“Whatever was left, known as the residuary estate, was to go to Catholic Charities of Springfield.”
“The Probate Code's restriction on charitable bequests would have kicked in and the residuary, meaning the vast bulk of Paul's estate, would have passed by intestate succession to his nearest relative within the ninth degree of kinship.”
“In this spirit it may be remarked, that the equal vote allowed to each State is at once a constitutional recognition of the portion of sovereignty remaining in the individual States, and an instrument for preserving that residuary sovereignty.”
“July 26: Lawrence Washington dies; Washington executor of estate and residuary heir to Mount Vernon, which becomes his in 1761 November: Washington joins the Freemasons”
“George and his half brother Augustine split the residuary estate.”
“He makes two positive cases for it: (1) that it may be an instrument to “preserving that residuary sovereignty” accorded to the states under the new Constitution; and (2) it will serve “additional impediment it must prove against improper acts of legislation”, i.e. another veto point.”
“I suspect we will encounter utter pain as we connect with the residuary effects of war.”
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