Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of residue; ; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining.
  • adjective (Law) that part of the testator's will in which the residue of his estate is disposed of.
  • adjective (Law) the person to whom the residue of real estate is devised by a will.
  • adjective (Law) the person to whom the residue of personal estate is bequeathed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to a residue; residual; left over, when the main portion has been removed.
  • adjective 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective entitled to the residue of an estate (after payment of debts and specific gifts)
  • adjective relating to or indicating a remainder

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Case Against Do-It-Yourself Wills

  • 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.

    The Case Against Do-It-Yourself Wills

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • This is a good example of what is called a residuary impression.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Whatever was left, known as the residuary estate, was to go to Catholic Charities of Springfield.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • Whatever was left, known as the residuary estate, was to go to Catholic Charities of Springfield.

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  • Whatever was left, known as the residuary estate, was to go to Catholic Charities of Springfield.

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  • Whatever was left, known as the residuary estate, was to go to Catholic Charities of Springfield.

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  • Whatever was left, known as the residuary estate, was to go to Catholic Charities of Springfield.

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  • Whatever was left, known as the residuary estate, was to go to Catholic Charities of Springfield.

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