Res´i`due Pronunciation: r?z´?-d?
|n.||1.||That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or designated; remnant; remainder.|
|2.||(Law) That part of a testeator's estate wwhich is not disposed of in his will by particular and special legacies and devises, and which remains after payment of debts and legacies.|
|3.||(Chem.) That which remains of a molecule after the removal of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group regarded as a portion of a molecule; a moiety or group; - used as nearly equivalent to radical, but in a more general sense.|
|4.||(Theory of Numbers) Any positive or negative number that differs from a given number by a multiple of a given modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues.|
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
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.
, butt end
, candle ends
, fag end
, odds and ends