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English definition of “joint tenant”

joint tenant

noun [C]
 
 
LAW, PROPERTY
a person who owns a whole building or piece of land with at least one other person, and who will automically become the owner of all of it if the other owners die → Compare tenant in common
(Definition of joint tenant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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