An addition to a manuscript, like a codicil to a will; an
additional clause tacked to a bill in parliament; so called because it over-rides the preceding matter when the two come into collision.
“Perhaps Mr. Kenneth will allow ine to add the following as a rider
to his suggestion.” —Notes and Queries, “M.N.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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