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1 a : separated into parts, classes, or portions [ coverage] [ custody]
b in the civil law of Louisiana
: separately owned, possessed, or held
: no longer held in indivision [owner of a part or of the entire estate following partition "Louisiana Civil Code"] [granted in portions]
2 : not united
: failing to agree [a Court]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.