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One of two or more persons sharing an inheritance; a joint heir. Also called parcener.
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(Law) law a person who inherits an estate as coheir with others. Also called: parcener
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(koʊˈpɑr sə nər)

a joint heir.
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(8) The parties that may seek partition (joint tenants, tenants in common, or coparceners, beneficial interests in a "dry trust," and homestead property after the death of the homestead devisor) and those that may not (tenants by the entireties property before divorce, remaindermen and reversionary interests, life estates, property held by bankruptcy trustees) are settled.
(4) For practical reasons, contrary to the common law rules of inheritance, where the Sovereign has no sons the Crown is inherited by the eldest daughter and her issue, rather than by all the Sovereign's daughters as coparceners. See William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1765) Vol 1, 186-7; and C d'O Farran, "The Law of Accession" (1953) 16:2 Mod L Rev 140, 141.
It has been described as a group of adult male coparceners and their dependents-the dependents being wives and children (Gore, 1968; Ross, 1961).
Again while three of the southern states (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka) and Maharashtra have amended this by including daughters as coparceners, and Kerala has abolished joint family property altogether, all the other states remain highly unequal.