Dictionary.com

parcener

[ pahr-suh-ner ]
/ ˈpɑr sə nər /
Save This Word!

noun Law.
a joint heir; coheir.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK