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n. pl. co·par·ce·nar·ies
1. Joint inheritance or heirship of property. Also called parcenary.
2. Joint ownership.

co·par′ce·nar′y adj.
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(Law) law a form of joint ownership of property, esp joint heirship. Also called: parcenary
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(koʊˈpɑr səˌnɛr i)

joint ownership of inherited property.
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Under the Hindu Law, the paper among other issues, discussed problems with provisions like restitution of conjugal rights, and suggested the inclusion of concepts such as 'community of property' of a married couple, abolition of coparcenary, rights of illegitimate children etc.
Sikh Durbar practices of collection of revenue differed sharply from those adopted by colonial administration in which tax was taken in kind and did not exceed one-fourth of the produce.35 The village accountant and headmen were instrumental in this process as there was 'little money' in circulation' most payments including land revenue were collected in the form of agricultural produce.36 In the pre-colonial times, most of the Punjab rural social structure was composed of collective cultivating units in which proprietary rights were vested in family of many individuals or in 'coparcenary community of cultivating individual' where each one cultivated his own land or some portion of it using his own cattle and plough.37