Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See coparcenary.

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  • n. The holding or occupation of an inheritable estate which descends from the ancestor to two or more persons; coheirship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The holding or occupation of an inheritable estate which descends from the ancestor to two or more persons; coheirship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, coheirship; the holding or occupation of lands of inheritance by two or more persons.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Anglo-Norman parcenarie, from parcen, portion, division; see parcener.

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See parcener, partner.

Examples

  • Greedy relatives demanded much of the weak prince and thus Rham replaced the primogeniture he inherited with parcenary for those of immediate royal blood.

    The Codex Continual » Kharndam Guide: The Phendarm Protectorates

  • The political influences spoken of before, operating no doubt with others of which it is unnecessary to speak, have acted dispersively on the sum of national reputations, and equitably allotted to almost every part of the fair island some _parcenary_ share of fame, some hallowing memory, like a household genius, to preside over and endear its localities.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844 Volume 23, Number 4

  • As the law of Descents, and the criminal law fell of course within my portion, I wished the committee to settle the leading principles of these, as a guide for me in framing them; and, with respect to the first, I proposed to abolish the law of primogeniture, and to make real estate descendible in parcenary to the next of kin, as personal property is, by the statute of distribution.

    Autobiography

  • Justice N Kumar while listening to an appeal filed by Bangalore resident Pushpalatha, directed that a married daughter is also a co-parcenar (having an equal right to ancestral property along with male siblings) and is entitled to equal share as that of the sons in co-parcenary properties and the marriage in a way affects her right to get equal share in the co-parcenary property to married woman since 1956.

    Analysis

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