tenancy in common
a holding of property, usually real, by two or more persons with each owning an undivided share and with no right of survivorship.
What Do “Numpire” and “Ewt” Have in Common?These funny-looking words may not be recognizable, but they were the ancestors of our modern-day umpire and newt.
Compare joint tenancy.
Origin of tenancy in common
First recorded in 1760–70
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