tenancy by the entirety
- A form of joint property ownership reserved for married couples or domestic partners, where both have equal rights to the entire property and it automatically passes to the survivor upon one's death, without requiring a probate procedure
- The couple's home was purchased under tenancy by the entirety, providing both equal rights over it.
- Because of tenancy by the entirety, she couldn't sell the house to pay her husband's debts.
- Upon his spouse's death, he became the sole owner of their property due to tenancy by the entirety.