1815–25; co- + tenant

cotenancy, cotenure [koh-ten-yer] , noun Unabridged
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cotenant (kəʊˈtɛnənt)
a person who holds property jointly or in common with others

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Example sentences
Rental payments may be due where the conduct of one cotenant results in the ouster of the other.
The consent of one cotenant does not overcome the express refusal by another who is physically present.
We next consider the operation of a judgment lien and how a lien against one cotenant affects the interest of another cotenant.
For purposes of this subsection, a residence owned by cotenants shall be deemed to be owned by each cotenant.
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