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Entirety

entirety n

pl: -ties
1 : the state of being entire or complete [in its ]
2 : an undivided whole
;specif
: an interest in real property that cannot be divided compare moiety

by the entirety

also
by the entireties

: by a husband and wife with undivided interests in the whole estate and a right of survivorship [an estate held by the entireties] see also tenancy by the entirety at tenancy



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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