tenant in common

noun Law.

one of two or more persons who hold property by tenancy in common.

Nearby words

  1. tenancy in common,
  2. tenant,
  3. tenant farmer,
  4. tenant farming,
  5. tenant in chief,
  6. tenant-in-chief,
  7. tenantry,
  8. tenants association,
  9. tenants' charter,
  10. tencel

Compare joint tenant.

Origin of tenant in common

First recorded in 1600–10

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