from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See coparcener.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coheir, or one of two or more heirs to an estate that descends jointly, and by whom it is held as a single estate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coheir, or one of two or more persons to whom an estate of inheritance descends jointly, and by whom it is held as one estate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a coheir; one who holds lands jointly with another or others by descent from an ancestor, as when land descends to a man's daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, or their representatives.
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from parcen, portion, division, from Vulgar Latin *partiō, partiōn-, from Latin partitiō, partitiōn-; see partition.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French parçonier, from parçon, parcion, part, portion, from Latin partitio a division. See partition and compare partner. (Wiktionary)