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tenant in common

noun, Law.
1.
one of two or more persons who hold property by tenancy in common.
Compare joint tenant.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10
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  • Each tenant in common, joint tenant, and tenant by the entirety must consent.
  • Each tenant in common, joint tenant, and tenant by the entirety also must consent.
  • It follows that no tenant in common can be charged rent for the use of the land unless otherwise agreed to by all the cotenants.
  • Probate estate: property owned solely by the decedent or as a tenant in common.

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