- a special kind of joint ownership arising especially under common law upon the descent of real property to several female heirs.
Also co·par·ce·ny [koh-pahr-suh-nee] /koʊˈpɑr sə ni/.
Origin of coparcenary
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The term “coparcenary” is not in use in the United States, joint heirship being considered as tenancy in common.
- law a form of joint ownership of property, esp joint heirshipAlso called: parcenary
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