In Common


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In Common

Shared in respect to title, use, or enjoyment; without apportionment or division into individual parts. Held by several for the equal advantage, use, or enjoyment of all.

A Tenancy in Common is ownership of real property by two or more persons, each of whom holds an undivided interest in such property.

See: collective, conjoint, mutual
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"They have in common a respect for the reader," she observes.
And what else do the following have in common: Curbside effluent, glittering in the night; dank water in a tin bucket, with a slimy rag; the slick, uncooked flesh of a skinned rabbit that looks ripe for bacteria and the kitchen garbage; naked potatoes, clammy sausages, unnameable larva-like somethings; and, set against a stained, layered, darkly lustrous, unspecifiable surface, a can of sardines, opened to reveal its silvered contents, its lid-key stuck to a rip in the negative as if to peel back the surface of the print as well?
What these three students have in common, besides Hispanic-sounding names, are naturalized parents, all of whom had become citizens many years earlier.