FindLaw Legal Dictionary
The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.
: the severance voluntarily or by legal proceedings of common or undivided interests in property and esp. real property
: division into severalty of property held jointly or in common or the sale of such property by a court with division of the proceeds
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.