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noun Law.
  1. a special kind of joint ownership arising especially under common law upon the descent of real property to several female heirs.
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Also co·par·ce·ny [koh-pahr-suh-nee] /koʊˈpɑr sə ni/.

Origin of coparcenary

First recorded in 1495–1505; co- + parcenary
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Historical Examples of coparcenary

  • The term “coparcenary” is not in use in the United States, joint heirship being considered as tenancy in common.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3


British Dictionary definitions for coparcenary


coparceny (kəʊˈpɑːsɪnɪ)

  1. law a form of joint ownership of property, esp joint heirshipAlso called: parcenary
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