par·ti·tion /pär-'ti-shən/ n: the severance voluntarily or by legal proceedings of common or undivided interests in property and esp. real property: division into severalty of property held jointly or in common or the sale of such property by a court with division of the proceeds
partition vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb allocate, allot, apportion, break up, carve, compartmentalize, cut up, dissect, distribute, divide, divide into distinct portions, divide into portions, divide into shares, divide proportionately, divide up, dole out, form into classes, group, mete, mete out, parcel out, pigeonhole, place in a category, portion, portion out, prorate, section, sectionalize, segment, sever, sever the unity of possession, share, split up, subdivide associated concepts: partition property II index allot, allotment, apportion, apportionment, assign (allot), assignment (allotment), barrier, bifurcate, chapter (division), classify, decentralization, demarcate, dichotomize, disassociation, dispensation (act of dispensing), disperse (disseminate), disperse (scatter), distribution (apportionment), divide (separate), division (act of dividing), parcel, part (separate), schism, segregation (separation), sever, split (noun), split (verb), subdivide, subdivision

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To divide into sections.
The division of property between co-owners so that each gets an individual interest in a part of it.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A court-ordered sale or physical division of property, usually real estate, that's owned by more than one person as tenants in common or joint tenancy. Any co-owner has the right to demand a partition.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 n. A separator of one space from another; a separation by a court of real estate owned jointly into two or more separately owned parcels, so that each of the former joint owners may enjoy having his or her own estate.
2 v. to separate a single parcel into two.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Any division of real property or personal property between co-owners, resulting in individual ownership of the interests of each.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Any division of real property or personal property between co-owners, resulting in individual ownership of the interests of each.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a lawsuit which one co-owner of real property can file to get a court order requiring the sale of the property and division of the profits, or division of the land between the co-owners, which is often a practical impossibility. Normally, a partition order provides for an appraisal of the total property, which sets the price for one of the parties to buy out the other's half. Partition cases are common when co-owners differ on whether to sell, keep or divide the property.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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