A way in which two or more people may hold title to property together. Owning as joint tenants means each owner has an equal right to the entire property, that none of the owners may sell, bequeath or encumber their portion of the property without the consent of the other owners and that, in the event of the death of one of the owners, the surviving owners automatically retain title to the entire property by Right of Survivorship. Compare with tenants in common.

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