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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. (See: will, residuary bequest, descent and distribution)

See: balance, overage, remainder, residual, reversion, surplus


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

RESIDUE. That which remains of something after taking away a part of it; as, the residue of an estate, which is what has not been particularly devised by will.
     2. A will bequeathing the general residue of personal property, passes to the residuary legatee everything not otherwise effectually disposed of and it makes no difference whether a legacy falls into the estate by lapse, or as void at law, the next of kin is equally excluded. 15 Ves. 416; 2 Mer. 392. Vide 7 Ves. 391; 4 Bro. C. C. 55; 1 Bro. C. C. 589; Rop. on Leg. Index, h.t.; Worth. on Wills, 454.

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Screening and confirmatory methods for each analyze, methods performances and the maximum residue limit (MRL) used and its reference, are shown in table 1.
4% of samples analysed falling within authorised maximum residue limits (MRLs), an increase of around 1% over 2008, states the EFSA report for 2009.
The ADI and proposed maximum residue limits are also given.
Among other things, the CVMP's opinion declared: "[t]he Committee considers that it is not necessary for the protection of public health to establish MRLs for sometribove, the active ingredient in the product, and it therefore recommends that sometribove should be included in the list of substances not subject to maximum residue limits in Annex II.
Of the 50 samples, 19 were found contaminated though only one exceeded internationally agreed maximum residue limits.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food confirmed that of the foods tested, 73 per cent had no detectable residues, 26 per cent had residues below maximum residue limits (MRL) and 1.
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The residues of imidacloprid were detected in maximum samples, however the overall results for real honey samples showed that residues concentration detected, were below maximum residue limits and did not show a threat for human health.
com)-- Understanding, monitoring and meeting the differing global Maximum Residue Limits for food pesticides.
The acceptable maximum residue limits established by the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, or other international bodies refer to the whole vegetables and therefore are appropriate for assessing compliance with Good Agricultural Practices.
Earlier this year, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, an international body responsible for setting food safety standards, voted by the narrowest possible margin to approve maximum residue limits for ractopamine.
22 [micro]g/kg, which this value was lower than the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) of national standard.

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