Codicils Law and Legal Definition

A codicil is a document that amends or replaces a will that was previously executed. Through a codicil document amendments can be made by adding, replacing or revoking a few provisions of the will. Any codicil being executed should be a part of the original will.

The following is an example of a state statute (Georgia) defining Codicils:

According to O.C.G.A. § 53-1-2(2), "Codicil" means an amendment to or republication of a will.