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[koh-ten-uh nt] /koʊˈtɛn ənt/
Origin of cotenant
1815-25; co- + tenant
Related forms
cotenancy, cotenure
[koh-ten-yer] /koʊˈtɛn yər/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cotenant
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cotenant


a person who holds property jointly or in common with others
Derived Forms
cotenancy, noun
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