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# action for partition

A suit in equity, the object of which is to enable those who own property as joint tenants, tenants in common, or coparceners to put an end to such tenancy so as to vest in each tenant a sole estate in specific property or a share of the proceeds of sale of the entire tract. 40 Am J1st Partit § 2.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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