A codicil is a supplement to a will. If your will is already written and you want to alter it, you add a codicil.

When your seemingly ancient neighbor marries a woman less than half his age, you might notice that his adult children suddenly stop coming to visit. This may be because he added a codicil to his will granting his new wife access to all his riches. Getting your inheritance in writing is a good idea, but a codicil can change everything.

Definitions of codicil
  1. noun
    a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will
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    type of:
    supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
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