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One of two or more tenants sharing property.

co·ten′an·cy n.


(Law) a person who holds property jointly or in common with others
coˈtenancy n
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Noun1.cotenant - one of two or more tenants holding title to the same property
tenant - a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
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1978) (describing tribal and state rights to a shared migratory fishery as "something analogous to a cotenancy, with the tribes as one cotenant and all citizens of the Territory (and later of the state) as the other") (citation omitted); United States v.
The Denver-based chain plans to raze the mid-'60s-vintage hotel and break ground on April 1 on a 21,441-square-foot, single-story building, which will house the grocery store, and a 3,200-square-foot cotenant - most likely a restaurant "that would be synergistic with our operation," Natural Grocers coPresident Kemper Isely said.
2703(a)(2) applied to the restriction in the cotenants' agreement that did not allow a cotenant to sell his or her fractional interest in the art and would be disregarded for estate tax valuation purposes.
216) Each cotenant has the authority to give consent.
As a result, many football teams no longer needed to share stadiums with a baseball cotenant and received their own stadiums as well.
Each cotenant in common has the right to access to the property.
47) Absent this relationship, there is no "recognized superior authority among disagreeing tenants," and, thus, "there is no common understanding that one cotenant generally has a right or authority to prevail over the express wishes of another .
The majority reasoned that one cotenant has no authority to prevail over a present and objecting cotenant, so a police officer encountering disputed consent has no greater claim to reasonableness in entering than would an officer who had no consent at all.
A new law passed in Virginia requires that landlords install new locks or security devices on apartments rented by tenants who have a restraining order against a cotenant.
up ownership automatically upon death of a cotenant.
More pointedly, the court held that "an accused's presence and explicit refusal to consent is 'constitutionally insignificant,' so long as the consenting cotenant has equal access or control over the premises to be searched.
If a cotenant cannot reach agreement with a fellow owner for any reason, he or she has the legal right to demand partition of the property.