Definition of coparcenary in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəʊˈpɑːs(ə)n(ə)ri/

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noun (plural coparcenaries)

[mass noun] English Law
Joint heirship; the status of a coparcener.
Example sentences
  • Where there is no coparcenary at all, a law giving admission into a coparcenary can have no effect.
  • She, not being a member of the coparcenary, will not get a share at the time of the notional partition.
  • She becomes a member of the coparcenary by birth in the same manner as that of a son.


Early 16th century: from co- 'together' + parcenary, legal term in the same sense, from Anglo-Norman French parcenarie, from parcener 'coparcener' (see coparcener).

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