residue
res·i·due /'re-zə-ˌdü, -ˌdyü/ n: something that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated; specif: the part of a testator's estate remaining after the satisfaction of all debts, charges, taxes, and legacies other than residuary legacies

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

residue
index balance (amount in excess), overage, remainder (remaining part), residual, reversion (remainder of an estate), surplus

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


residue
n.
The items and money that remain in an estate after all testamentary bequests have been made and all debts, taxes, and other costs have been paid; also called a residuary estate.
adj.
residual, residuary

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


residue
in the law of succession, the part of an estate left over after legacies and bequests have been met.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


residue
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

residue
n.
   in a will, the assets of the estate of a person who has died with a will (died testate) which are left after all specific gifts have been made. Typical language: "I leave the rest, residue and remainder [or just residue] of my estate to my grandchildren." If the residue is not given to any beneficiary it will be distributed pursuant to the laws of descent and distribution.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
, , , / (of a testator's estate), ,


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