noun Law.

joint heirship or coheirship; the undivided holding of land by two or more coheirs.

Compare coparcenary.

Origin of parcenary

1475–85; < Anglo-French parcenarie, Old French parçonerie coheirship, equivalent to parçon (see parcener) + -erie -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for parcenary



joint heirshipAlso called: coparcenary

Word Origin for parcenary

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