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[koh-ten-uh nt]
  1. a joint tenant.
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Origin of cotenant

First recorded in 1815–25; co- + tenant
Related formsco·ten·an·cy, co·ten·ure [koh-ten-yer] /koʊˈtɛn yər/, 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.


    Frederick Lawton

British Dictionary definitions for co-tenant


  1. a person who holds property jointly or in common with others
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Derived Formscotenancy, noun
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