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An obsolete form ofco ownership of land which was automatically assumed when land was inherited by two or more sisters, there being no male heir. Each co-parcenor held an equal share of the title, and had the same rights of possession over the whole estate (we would call this an undivided share these days). Unlike atenancy in common, which it resembles in other ways, a co-parecency could be severed at law, that is, it could be 'partitioned' into equal and distinct legal estates. A tenancy in common could not, and indeed still can not, be partitioned without re-conveying the legal estate on different terms.

Land and Property Law