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[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from parcen, portion, division, from Vulgar Latin *partiō, partiōn-, from Latin partitiō, partitiōn-; see partition.]


a person who takes an equal share with another or others; coheir. Also called: coparcener
[C13: from Old French parçonier, from parçon distribution, from Latin partītiō a sharing, from partīre to divide]


(ˈpɑr sə nər)

a joint heir.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French, =parcen (Old French parçon < Latin partitiōnem, acc. of partitiō partition) + -er2]


a coheir or joint heir; a person who holds property jointly by inheritance.
See also: Property and Ownership
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The word "partner" derives from the Anglo-French parcener, an old legal term that denotes co-heirship.
143) One of Tucker's cases raised the question of "whether one parcener can maintain an Ejectment against another for an undivided part of the Inheritance.
11] Knyt pee poerfore bi him by loue and by beleue; and loan by vertewe of pat knot pou schalt be comoun parcener wip him and wip alle pat by loue so ben knittyd vnto him (M3_IR_RELT_ CLOUD, 21)