co·ten·an·cy /ˌkō-'te-nən-sē/ n pl -cies: joint tenancy at tenancy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

A tenancy shared by two or more people at the same time, including joint tenancy and tenancy in common.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

The situation when more than one person has an interest in real property (such as by signing a rental agreement to share an apartment) at the same time. (See also: tenancy in common, joint tenancy, tenancy by the entirety)
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   the situation when more than one person has an interest in real property at the same time, which may include tenancy in common, joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cotenancy — See cotenant. * * * …   Universalium

  • cotenancy — n. joint residence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cotenancy — co·tenancy …   English syllables

  • cotenancy — A tenancy by several distinct titles but by unity of possession, or any joint ownership or common interest with its grantor. The term is broad enough to comprise both tenancy in common and joint tenancy …   Black's law dictionary

  • cotenancy — The ownership of property by two or more persons in such manner that they have an undivided possession or right to possession, but several freeholds, the term including joint tenancies, tenancies in common, and tenancies by the entirety. 20 Am… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cotenancy — (ˈ)kō+ noun Etymology: co + tenancy : joint tenancy * * * cotenˈancy noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cotenant …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotenant — cotenancy, cotenure /koh ten yeuhr/, n. /koh ten euhnt/, n. a joint tenant. [1815 25; CO + TENANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • property law — Introduction       principles, policies, and rules by which disputes over property are to be resolved and by which property transactions may be structured. What distinguishes property law from other kinds of law is that property law deals with… …   Universalium

  • Participation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Joint possession. < N PARAG:Participation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 participation participation Sgm: N 1 cotenancy cotenancy joint tenancy Sgm: N 1 occupancy in common occupancy in common possession in common tenancy in… …   English dictionary for students

  • tenancy — A tenancy involves an interest in realty which passes to the tenant, and a possession exclusive even of that of landlord, except as lease permits landlord s entry, and saving his right to enter to demand rent or to make repairs. Layton v. A. I.… …   Black's law dictionary

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