co·par·ce·nary /ˌkō-'pärs-ən-ˌer-ē/ n pl -nar·ies
1: joint heirship
2: joint ownership

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

1) Joint ownership.
2) An estate that is jointly inherited, in equal shares, from a single ancestor.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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

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  • coparcenary — co·par·ce·nar·y || ‚kəʊ pɑːsÉ™nÉ™rɪ n. joint ownership of inherited property …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coparcenary — co·parcenary …   English syllables

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  • coparcenary — /koʊˈpasənri/ (say koh pahsuhnree) noun (formerly) the co ownership of land by joint heirs succeeding to it on intestacy …  

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