Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “joint tenancy”

joint tenancy

noun [U]     LAW, PROPERTY
a legal agreement in which two or more people or groups together own a piece of property , and in which all of the property passes automatically to one owner if the others die → Compare tenancy in common
(Definition of joint tenancy noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of joint tenancy

Word of the Day


to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More