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cotenant

[koh-ten-uh nt] /koʊˈtɛn ənt/
noun
1.
Origin of cotenant
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; co- + tenant
Related forms
cotenancy, cotenure
[koh-ten-yer] /koʊˈtɛn yər/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for co-tenant
Historical Examples
  • And Fortescue came into my life as a co-tenant, a brother-in-law.

    Children of the Market Place

    Edgar Lee Masters
  • Anything which tended to tighten the bonds which held him to his co-tenant would have been a thing to avoid.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • Emile de Girardin and our good Borget (his co-tenant at the time) wager the sale will be four hundred thousand copies.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
British Dictionary definitions for co-tenant

cotenant

/kəʊˈtɛnənt/
noun
1.
a person who holds property jointly or in common with others
Derived Forms
cotenancy, noun
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