Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An equal share of an inheritance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An equal share of an inheritance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An equal share of an inheritance. See coparcenary.

Etymologies

Shortening of coparcenary. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now, Sir, meaning no disrespect to any of our co-heirs of this great quarter of the world, I am for none of this coparceny in a name that is to mingle us up with the riff-raff colonies and off-sets of every nation of Europe.

    Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies

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