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Definition of Remainder


  1. Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant.
  2. The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
  3. 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.
  4. Remaining; left; left over; refuse.

Remainder Translations

remainder in Afrikaans is res, afval
remainder in Danish is rest
remainder in Dutch is rest, overige
remainder in German is Restbestand, Restbestands, rest
remainder in Italian is rimanenza
remainder in Latin is reliquum
remainder in Portuguese is restante
remainder in Spanish is resto