parcener

[ pahr-suh-ner ]
/ ˈpɑr sə nər /

noun Law.

a joint heir; coheir.

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Origin of parcener

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French: coheir, equivalent to parcen (Old French parçon<Vulgar Latin *partion-, for Latin partitiōn-partition) + -er-er2
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British Dictionary definitions for parcener

parcener
/ (ˈpɑːsɪnə) /

noun

a person who takes an equal share with another or others; coheirAlso called: coparcener

Word Origin for parcener

C13: from Old French parçonier, from parçon distribution, from Latin partītiō a sharing, from partīre to divide
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