co-own·​er ˌkō-ˈō-nər How to pronounce co-owner (audio)
plural co-owners
: a person who owns something along with one or more others
the co-owners of the property
… an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit.Robert Charles Clark
co-ownership noun
co-ownership of property
a co-ownership agreement

Examples of co-owner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among bottles on offer, which are available to taste, are those by winemakers that co-owner Garret Murphy believes wine lovers should become familiar with, like Julien Fayard, Maayan Koschitzky, and Lloyd Matthews, all of whom have worked with another name to be aware of, Philippe Melka. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 19 Nov. 2023 The light-reflecting pigments also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, says Kenna Ehman, co-owner of Kenna Kunijo salon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 17 Nov. 2023 On Tuesday, the Kansas City Currents co-owner, 28, shared a sweet photo on her Instagram Story of daughter Sterling Skye, 2½, sitting on husband Patrick Mahomes' lap. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 The ‘Inheritance’ novelist reminisces on her fascination with ‘Macbeth,’ her disinterest in college and how Simon & Schuster helped launch her career Nora Roberts, 73, is the author of more than 230 novels and is co-owner of Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Md. Marc Myers, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 With Hudson, Chance and Jones as co-owners, the Ramova will reopen in fall 2023 as a 1,500-capacity live music venue with a grill, beer garden and brewery in partnership with Other Half Brewing. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Zionsville, Indiana, is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. Bruce Martin, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The Kansas City Current co-owner and husband Patrick Mahomes, both 28, spent some time kicking back together during the quarterback's bye week. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 The Ng family hired Chris Sharpe, co-owner of Black Wolf Helicopters, to spearhead the search effort. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of co-owner was in 1799

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“Co-owner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition


: one of two or more individuals or entities owning property together (as by joint tenancy, tenancy in common, or tenancy by the entirety)

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