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English definition of “tenant in common”

tenant in common

noun [C]
 
 
(plural tenants in common) LAW, PROPERTY
a person who owns a building or land with at least one other person. Each person's share of the property is not passed automatically to the other tenant or tenants in common when they die. → Compare joint tenant
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