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parcenary

[ pahr-suh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈpɑr səˌnɛr i /
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noun Law.
joint heirship or coheirship; the undivided holding of land by two or more coheirs.
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Origin of parcenary

1475–85; <Anglo-French parcenarie,Old French parçonerie coheirship, equivalent to parçon (see parcener) + -erie-ery
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British Dictionary definitions for parcenary

parcenary
/ (ˈpɑːsɪnərɪ) /

noun
joint heirshipAlso called: coparcenary

Word Origin for parcenary

C16: from Old French parçonerie, from parçon distribution; see parcener
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