Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Whichever [of two parties] has the division, [of an estate,] the choice [of the shares] is the other's. Co. Litt 166b. In partition between coparceners, where the division is made by the eldest, the ruie in English law is that she shall choose her share last. Id.; 2 Bl. Comm. 189; 1 Steph. Comm. 323.