A clause frequently in the opening of a will that declares the record is a will and efficiently lays out a few fundamental assumptions upon which the remaining record is based. Contents of an exordium clause will likely contain: 1. Identity of the one who has left the will. 2. The name of the location of residence of the individual. 3. A revocation of previous wills made by that person existing prior to the date the will that was current was created. 4. Proclamation the present record is the will belonging to the individual that is called.