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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)

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in the law of succession, the part of an estate left over after legacies and bequests have been met.
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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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[26] Regulation (EC) No 2017/880 of 23 May 2017 on the Use of a Maximum Residue Limit Established for a Pharmacologically Active Substance in a Particular Foodstuff for Another Foodstuff Derived from the Same Species and a Maximum Residue Limit Established for a Pharmacologically Active Substance in One or More Species for Other Species, 2017.
Screening and confirmatory methods for each analyze, methods performances and the maximum residue limit (MRL) used and its reference, are shown in table 1.
When analyzed according to the above mentioned extraction and chromatographic procedure, deltamethrin was not detected (below LOD), while the results indicated that 18.18, 28.57, 40, 100 and 60% of the collected milk samples from five localities were found to contain ivermectin residues below the maximum residual limits and 81.82, 71.43, 60, 0, 40% of milk samples contained ivermectin residues above the maximum residue limits. Deltamethrin was not detected in the 33 analyzed samples.
Compliance rates continue to rise, with 97.4% of samples analysed falling within authorised maximum residue limits (MRLs), an increase of around 1% over 2008, states the EFSA report for 2009.
Residues can be detected at levels below the stricter MRLs (maximum residue limits) proposed for introduction in 2007.
2377/90 which lay down a Community procedure under which the Commission is to set the maximum residue limits (MRL) of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin.
SMALL numbers of these salad vegetables contained chemicals that exceeded Maximum Residue Limits in 1999.
Of the 50 samples, 19 were found contaminated though only one exceeded internationally agreed maximum residue limits. The survey is not very recent.
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 1.3 per cent were found to have levels above the MRL.
class="MsoNormalIn 2013, farmers of peas were not adhering to the EU market requirements by exceeding Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) on produce which was detected on entry to the EU markets.
[6] Codex Alimentarius, "Maximum residue limits (MRLs) and risk management recommendations (RMRs) for residues of veterinary drugs in foods.

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