The dividing of lands held by joint tenants, coparceners, or tenants in common, into distinct portions, so that they may hold them in severalty. And, in a less techuical sense, any division of real or personal property between co-owners or co- proprietors, Meacham v. Meacliam, 91 Tenu. 532, 19 S. W. 757; Iludgins v. Sansoin, 72 Tex. 229, 10 S. W. 104; Weiser v. Weiser, 5 Watts (Pa.) 279, 30 Am. Dec. 313; Gay

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