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noun Law.
  1. joint heirship or coheirship; the undivided holding of land by two or more coheirs.
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Compare coparcenary.

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


  1. joint heirshipAlso called: coparcenary
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Word Origin

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