Definition of parcener in English:

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parcener

Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːs(ə)nə/

noun

English Law , historical
A person who shares with others in the inheritance of an undivided estate or in the rights to it.
Example sentences
  • So long as the lands continue to descend, they remain parceners.
  • Parceners may voluntarily make partition of the land among them.
  • Where judgment for debt is had against one parcener, the lands of both may be taken in execution.

Origin

Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Latin partitio(n-) 'partition' + -er1: compare with partner.

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