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community property

n. Law
In certain jurisdictions, joint ownership of all property acquired during a marriage except property acquired by gift or will.
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commu′nity prop′erty


n.
property acquired by a husband and wife, considered in some states to be jointly owned.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.community property - property and income belonging jointly to a married couple
belongings, property, holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
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