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2. What is a Codicil?

A will can also be amended by executing a codicil. A codicil is a legal document that supplements a will. It is typically used when a testator wishes to make minor changes to their existing will by adding, amending, or revoking part of it. Although a codicil is executed in the same way as a will, it must explicitly reference the originl will to which it supplements.  A codicil is defined as part of a will in s.2 of Wills Ordinance (Cap. 30).