coparcenary

[ koh-pahr-suh-ner-ee ]
/ koʊˈpɑr səˌnɛr i /
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noun Law.

a special kind of joint ownership arising especially under common law upon the descent of real property to several female heirs.

Nearby words

  1. copacetic,
  2. copaiba,
  3. copaiba oil,
  4. copal,
  5. copalm,
  6. coparcener,
  7. copartner,
  8. copartnership,
  9. copasetic,
  10. copay

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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British Dictionary definitions for coparcenary

coparcenary

coparceny (kəʊˈpɑːsɪnɪ)

/ (kəʊˈpɑːsənərɪ) /

noun

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