community property

noun

Definition of community property

: property held jointly by a married couple

Examples of community property in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The document was filed in King County, Wash. — a key detail because Washington, along with California, is one of nine community property states. al, 5 May 2021 Joint revocable trusts, which are common in community property states like Texas, are the subject of ongoing debate. Dallas News, 23 May 2021 The document was filed in King County, Wash. — a key detail because Washington, along with California, is one of nine community property states. al, 5 May 2021 The document was filed in King County, Wash. — a key detail because Washington, along with California, is one of nine community property states. al, 5 May 2021 The document was filed in King County, Wash. — a key detail because Washington, along with California, is one of nine community property states. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 Both Washington state, where Microsoft is based, and California, where the couple have a home, are community property states. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 4 May 2021 In a settlement agreement approved earlier this week, his wife will be able to keep 14 of those guns after asserting community property interest. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2021 This is important because income from separate property is considered community property. Dallas News, 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of community property

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of community property was in 1848

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7 Jun 2021

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“Community property.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/community%20property. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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community property

Legal Definition of community property

— see property

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about community property

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