Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of two or more persons sharing an inheritance; a joint heir.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coheir; one who has an equal portion of the inheritance in lands of his or her ancestor with others; in English law, a female coheir, or a coheiress. See coparcenary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) One who has an equal portion with others of an inheritance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several people who share an inheritance; a parcener.

Etymologies

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Old French copartsonnier, see co- +‎ parcener.

Examples

  • "I have been asking myself what difficulty might arise, if in this Soochet business, it should prove that the widow had a coparcener."

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • "I have been asking myself what difficulty might arise, if in this Soochet business, it should prove that the widow had a coparcener."

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • One of the general inspectors, a man I had never seen but whom I knew, by virtue of his rank, to be superior to our chalk-wielding coparcener, Lorns, also paced the wharf and appeared to bear me company in a distant, non-communicative way.

    The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2

  • In the other, I was a coparcener, and only received on a division the equal portion allotted me.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

  • Deciding a case filed by a man against his father for securing equal rights in property and business, the court said unless he could prove that it was an ancestral or a joint property and that he was a coparcener (shareholder in the ancestral property by virtue of birth), there was no relief available for him legally.

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  • Deciding a case filed by a man against his father for securing equal rights in property and business, the court said unless he could prove that it was an ancestral or a joint property and that he was a coparcener (shareholder in the ancestral property by virtue of birth), there was no relief available for him legally.

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  • Deciding a case filed by a man against his father for securing equal rights in property and business, the court said unless he could prove that it was an ancestral or a joint property and that he was a coparcener (shareholder in the ancestral property by virtue of birth), there was no relief available for him legally.

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  • Deciding a case filed by a man against his father for securing equal rights in property and business, the court said unless he could prove that it was an ancestral or a joint property and that he was a coparcener (shareholder in the ancestral property by virtue of birth), there was no relief available for him legally.

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  • Therefore, where an eftate defcends to coparcener $j if the eldeft parcener divider or makes partition, (he

    A Law Grammar; Or, An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of English Jurisprudence.

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