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n. pl. par·ce·nar·ies

[Anglo-Norman parcenarie, from parcen, portion, division; see parcener.]
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(Law) joint heirship. Also called: coparcenary
[C16: from Old French parçonerie, from parçon distribution; see parcener]
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(ˈpɑr səˌnɛr i)

the holding of land by two or more coheirs.
[1475–85; < Anglo-French parcenarie, Old French parçonerie; see parcener, -ery]
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coheirship, or the joint and undivided holding of inherited land by two or more coheirs.
See also: Property and Ownership
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