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joint tenancy Syllabification: joint ten·an·cy

Definition of joint tenancy in English:


The holding of an estate or property jointly by two or more parties, the share of each passing to the other or others on death.
Example sentences
  • Bearing this in mind, we now look at joint tenancies and tenancies in common.
  • Property held under a joint tenancy rather than separately passes to the survivor on death.
  • I am afraid, however, that it would be quite contrary to the College's policy to create a joint tenancy with him.


joint tenant
Example sentences
  • Mrs Hamilton and myself own the property as joint tenants.
  • On March 3, 1944, Elda and Roger Skidmore [the Skidmores] purchased the farm [including the disputed lands] as joint tenants.
  • Correspondingly they held the Florida home as joint tenants, which home was purchased from funds the applicant brought into the relationship.
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