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noun Law.
  1. 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


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

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