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community of property

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Definition of community of property in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(In South Africa) a marriage contract in which the possessions of the partners are merged in a joint estate and disposed of by means of a joint will: we were married in community of property
More example sentences
  • Applicants married in community of property to civil servants must thus change their marriage contracts to out of community of property before applying.
  • If she had been successful, their marriage would have been deemed to be within community of property, which would have entitled Mrs Barnard to half of Professor Barnard's estate when their pending divorce case is finalised.
  • Most people in South Africa are married in community of property, which is all about sharing - not only assets but debts.

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