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 for remainder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Remainder \Re*main"der\, a.
     Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
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           Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit
           After a voyage.                          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes
              off clear, the remainder yields no salt.
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     2. (Math.) The quantity or sum that is left after
        subtraction, or after any deduction.
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     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.
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     Syn: Balance; rest; residue; remnant; leavings.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something left after other parts have been taken away;
           "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he
           took what he wanted and I got the balance" [syn:
           remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum,
      2: the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend
         is not evenly divisible by the divisor
      3: the number that remains after subtraction; the number that
         when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend [syn:
         remainder, difference]
      4: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been
         used or sold [syn: end, remainder, remnant, oddment]
      v 1: sell cheaply as remainders; "The publisher remaindered the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "remainder":
     adjunct, afterlife, balance, bonus, component, contingent,
     copyhold, credit, cross section, deficit, detachment, detail,
     difference, discrepancy, dividend, division, dole, epact,
     equitable estate, estate at sufferance, estate for life,
     estate for years, estate in expectancy, estate in fee,
     estate in possession, estate tail, excess, extra, fee, fee simple,
     fee tail, feod, feodum, feud, feudal estate, fief, following,
     fraction, future time, gratuity, hangover, heel, installment, item,
     lagniappe, lateness, lease, leasehold, leavings, leftover,
     leftovers, legal estate, margin, net, next life, overage,
     overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset, overstock, oversupply,
     paramount estate, parcel, part, particular, particular estate,
     percentage, plus, portion, postdate, postdating, posteriority,
     pourboire, provenience, quadrant, quarter, quota, random sample,
     remains, remnant, residual, residue, residuum, rest, reversion,
     sample, sampling, section, sector, segment, sequence, share,
     something extra, spare, subdivision, subgroup, subsequence,
     subspecies, succession, supervenience, supervention, surplus,
     surplusage, tip, vested estate

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REMAINDER, estates. The remnant of an estate in lands or tenements expectant 
  on a particular estate, created together with the same, at one time. Co. 
  Litt. 143 a. 
       2. Remainders are either vested or contingent. A vested remainder is 
  one by which a present interest passes to the party. though to be enjoyed in 
  future; and by which the estate is invariably fixed to remain to a 
  determinate person, after the particular estate has been spent. Vide 2 Jo 
  ins. R. 288; 1 Yeates, R. 340. 
       3. A contingent remainder is one which is limited to take effect on an 
  event or condition, which may never happen or be performed, or which may not 
  happen or be performed till after the determination of the preceding 
  particular estate; in which case such remainder never can take effect. 
       4. According to Mr. Fearne, contingent remainders may properly be 
  distinguished into four sorts. 1. Where the remainder depends entirely on a 
  contingent determination of the preceding estate itself. 2. Where the 
  contingency on which the remainder is to take effect, is independent of the 
  determination of the preceding estate. 3. Where the condition upon which the 
  remainder is limited, is certain in event, but the determination of the 
  particular estate may happen before it. 4. Where the person, to whom the 
  remainder is limited, is not yet ascertained, or not yet in being. Fearne, 
       5. The pupillary substitutions of the civil law somewhat resembled 
  contingent remainders. 1 Brown's Civ. Law, 214, n.; Burr. 1623. Vide, 
  generally, Viner's Ab. h.t.; Bac. Ab. h. t; Com. Dig. h.t.; 4 Kent, Com. 
  189; Yelv. 1, n.; Cruise, Dig. tit. 16; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 184; Bouv. Inst. 
  Index, h.t. 

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