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Borrowed from Old French parçonier, from parçon, parcion, part, portion, from Latin partitio a division. See partition and compare partner.


parcener (plural parceners)

  1. (law) A coheir, or one of two or more heirs to an estate that descends jointly, and by whom it is held as a single estate.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for parcener in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)