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remaindermore about remainder


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remainder  \Re*main"der\,  a. 
  Remaining;  left  left  over  refuse. 
  Which  is  as  dry  as  the  remainder  biscuit  After  a 
  voyage.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remainder  \Re*main"der\  (r?-m?n"d?r),  n.  [OF.  remaindre,  inf. 
  See  {Remain}.] 
  1.  Anything  that  remains,  or  is  left  after  the  separation 
  and  removal  of  a  part  residue;  remnant.  ``The  last 
  remainders  of  unhappy  Troy.''  --Dryden. 
  If  these  decoctions  be  repeated  till  the  water  comes 
  off  clear,  the  remainder  yields  no  salt. 
  2.  (Math.)  The  quantity  or  sum  that  is  left  after 
  subtraction,  or  after  any  deduction. 
  3.  (Law)  An  estate  in  expectancy,  generally  in  land,  which 
  becomes  an  estate  in  possession  upon  the  determination  of 
  a  particular  prior  estate,  created  at  the  same  time,  and 
  by  the  same  instrument;  for  example,  if  land  be  conveyed 
  to  A  for  life,  and  on  his  death  to  B,  A's  life  interest  is 
  a  particuar  estate,  and  B's  interest  is  a  remainder,  or 
  estate  in  remainder. 
  Syn:  Balance;  rest;  residue;  remnant;  leavings. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  left  after  other  parts  have  been  taken  away 
  "there  was  no  remainder";  "he  threw  away  the  rest"  [syn: 
  {residual},  {residue},  {residuum},  {rest}] 
  2:  a  piece  of  cloth  that  is  left  over  after  the  rest  has  been 
  used  or  sold  [syn:  {end},  {remnant},  {scrap},  {oddment}] 
  v  :  sell  cheaply  as  remainders,  as  of  books 

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