Origin of parcenerMiddle English ; from Anglo-French parcenier ; from Old French parçonnier ; from Medieval Latin partionarius, contr. of an unverified form partitionarius ; from Classical Latin partitio: see partition
Origin of parcenerMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman, from parcen, portion, division, from Vulgar Latin *parti&omacron;, parti&omacron;n-, from Latin partiti&omacron;, partiti&omacron;n-; see partition.
- (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.
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