Meaning of REMAINDER in English

REMAINDER

n. & v.

n. 1 a part remaining or left over. 2 remaining persons or things. 3 a number left after division or subtraction. 4 the copies of a book left unsold when demand has fallen. 5 Law an interest in an estate that becomes effective in possession only when a prior interest (devised at the same time) ends.

v.tr. dispose of (a remainder of books) at a reduced price.

[ ME (in sense 5) f. AF, = OF remaindre: see REMAIN ]

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