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

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

residue

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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The residue of the property was to be devoted to the erection and endowment of almshouses for old men, to be called Featherstone's Alms-Houses, and to be built on a piece of land near Middlemarch already bought for the purpose by the testator, he wishing--so the document declared--to please God Almighty.
She spared presently a glance away from her dishing-up for the inspection of that face and those hands which Stevie, approaching the kitchen table, offered for her approval with an air of self-assurance hiding a perpetual residue of anxiety.
With these considerations, and a sad heart, I went home that evening, and began to cast with myself how I should live, and in what manner to bestow myself, for the residue of my life.
The wholesale amount of Prunes and Prism which Mrs General infused into the family life, combined with the perpetual plunges made by Fanny into society, left but a very small residue of any natural deposit at the bottom of the mixture.
Inasmuch as he has never made friends, and has ever had a rebellious family, he, John Harmon, gives to Nicodemus Boffin the Little Mound, which is quite enough for him, and gives the whole rest and residue of his property to the Crown.
The residue of the conquered people fled to their canoes, and got off to sea; the victors retired, made no pursuit, or very little, but drawing themselves into a body together, gave two great screaming shouts, most likely by way of triumph, and so the fight ended; the same day, about three o'clock in the afternoon, they also marched to their canoes.
During the production of soy milk, and by extension tofu, a substantial amount of tofu residue is produced, which contains high levels of crude fiber--cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin--as well as protein and oil.
About half the farms had been cited earlier for drug residue violations in market-bound meat.
clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiametoxam), diphenylamine (DPA), carbendazim, and thousands of others are governed by the use of maximum residue limits (MRLs).
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This paper identified the factors influencing the rice crop residue burning decision of the farmers and the potential of the burnt residue to generate electricity.
Abstract: Data findings from a 2013 study found that the level of flux residue reduces and cleaning improves from open spaces under the bottom termination, higher component clearance, and the ability for air to flow and exhaust during reflow.