joint tenant

/dʒɔɪnt ˈtɛnənt/ (say joynt 'tenuhnt)

noun
someone who holds property in common with another person or persons so that each owns an undivided moiety of the whole; on death, interest in this moiety passes to the surviving co-owner or co-owners.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Joint tenant — Joint Joint (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joint tenant — n: one who holds an estate by or in joint tenancy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • joint tenant — UK US 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(Cf. ↑tenant in common) …   Financial and business terms

  • joint tenant — noun : one who holds an estate by or in joint tenancy * * * Law. one of two or more persons who hold property in joint tenancy. Cf. tenant in common. * * * joint tenant noun A person who is owner of land or goods along with others • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • joint tenant — Law. one of two or more persons who hold property in joint tenancy. Cf. tenant in common. * * * …   Universalium

  • joint tenant — Precisely, one of two or more tenants under a joint tenancy. In loose usage, a cotenant. See joint tenancy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • joint-tenant — …   Useful english dictionary

  • joint tenancy — see tenancy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. joint tenancy …   Law dictionary

  • Joint — (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Joint and several — Joint Joint (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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