[noun koh-pair-uh nt, -par-, koh-pair-, -par-; verb koh-pair-uh nt, -par-]
a divorced or separated parent who shares equally with the other parent in the custody and care of a child.
verb (used with object)
to share equally with another parent in the care of (a child).
verb (used without object)
to act as a co-parent.
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