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parcener

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːs(ə)nə
 
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Definition of parcener in English:

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
  • Parceners should, before partition, be jointly sued, though they be entitled to the estate by different descents.
  • In either of these cases, all the parceners put together make but one heir, and have but one estate 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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