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Simultaneous; converging; of equal or joint authority.

Concurrent estates is a term used in Property Law to describe ownership of, or possessory interest in, a piece of property by two or more people jointly, such as a Joint Tenancy or Tenancy in Common.

Concurrent power is the authority of Congress and the state legislatures to make laws on the same subject matter while working independently of one another.

Concurrent negligence involves the negligent acts of at least two people that, although they might not have occurred at exactly the same moment, produce a single, indivisible injury.

Concurrent sentences are two or more prison terms to be served simultaneously, one of which might be longer than the others. The prisoner is entitled to be discharged after the longest of the terms is served.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

CONCURRENT. Running together; having the same authority; thus we say a concurrent consideration occurs in the case of mutual promises; such and such a court have concurrent jurisdiction; that is, each has the same jurisdiction.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Under his second assignment of error, Botkin argues the Court of Appeals erred when it "remanded this case to the circuit court to impose two consecutive sentences." Because the circuit court imposed sentences that were "in violation of [the] prescribed statutory range" when it ordered Botkin's sentences be served concurrently instead of consecutively, the sentences were "not such as the [circuit court] had the power to render," and are void ab initio.
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