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a legal instrument made to modify an earlier will

The meaning of the word codicil is a legal instrument made to modify an earlier will.

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vultureany of various large birds (families Accipitridae and Cathartidae) that are related to the hawks, eagles, and falcons but have weaker claws and the head usually naked and that subsist chiefly or entirely on carrion
plasticitythe quality or state of being plastic
indictto charge with a crime by the finding or presentment of a jury (such as a grand jury) in due form of law
cadencethe beat, time, or measure of rhythmical motion or activity
ambidextroususing both hands with equal ease or dexterity
inclusivebroad in orientation or scope
pacifistan adherent to pacifism : someone who opposes war or violence as a means of settling disputes
humusa brown or black complex variable material resulting from partial decomposition of plant or animal matter and forming the organic (see organic
judiciarya system of courts of law
coronera usually elected public officer who is typically not required to have specific medical qualifications and whose principal duty is to inquire by an inquest into the cause of any death which there is reason to suppose is not due to natural causes compare medical examiner