Definition of "residue"
  1. The remaining assets of a person's estate, left after all specific bequests or gifts have been distributed, in the context of a legal will
How to use "residue" in a sentence
  1. The will stipulated that the residue of her estate, after gifts, be donated to charity.
  2. His will divided specific assets among his children, and the residue was left to his spouse.
  3. In the absence of specific beneficiaries, the residue of an estate may be subject to the laws of descent and distribution.

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