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tenancy in commonnoun [C or U]

uk   us   (plural tenancies in common) PROPERTY, LAW
a ​legalagreement in which two ​people or ​groupsshareownership of a ​piece of ​property, but each person's ​share of the ​property is not ​passedautomatically to the other ​tenant or ​tenants in common when they die: The ​title will ​convert to Tenancy in Common upon divorce. Today, especially in ​tenancies in common, unmarried persons are referred to as a ​single man, or a ​single woman.
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