Definition of coparcener in English:

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coparcener

Pronunciation: /kəʊˈpɑːs(ə)nə/

noun

English Law
A person who shares equally with others in the inheritance of an undivided estate or in the rights to it (in the UK now as equitable interests).
Example sentences
  • All the coparceners have unity of possession and community of interest in the joint family property.
  • Only the male members are coparceners and they acquire interest in the joint Hindu property by birth.
  • The proposed amendment now attempts to make daughters coparceners at birth in ancestral property.

Origin

Late Middle English: from co- 'together' + parcener.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: co|par¦cener

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