Meaning of will and how may a testator revoke a written will

Under the provisions of the Law of Succession Act, a will is the legal declaration by a person of his intentions or wishes regarding the disposition of his property after death duly made and executed in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

  1. A will includes a codicil.
  2. A will may be oral or written.

A will may be revoked by the testator in three ways:

  • Another will or codicil: manifesting an intention to revoke the earlier will.
  • Burning, tearing or otherwise destroying: the will for purposes of revocation.
  • Marriage of the testator:
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