share and share alike


share and share alike
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


share and share alike
v.
To divide something into equal portions for each person or entity that is entitled to a share.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


share and share alike
v. To take equal parts.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

share and share alike
adj.
   referring to the equal division of a benefit from an estate, trust or gift, which includes the right of the survivors to divide the portion of any beneficiary who dies before receiving the gift. Example: Teal Testator wills her 2,000 shares of IBM stock "to my four nephews, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, share and share alike." Luke dies before Testator, so the 2,000 shares will be divided among the three surviving nephews.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Share and share alike — Share Share, n. [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See {Shear}, v.] 1. A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • share and share alike — phrasal 1. : to be held in equal shares as tenants in common rather than in joint tenancy with a per capita rather than a per stirpes distribution or ownership 2. : to be distributed in severalty in equal shares * * * share and share alike 1.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Share and share alike. — something that you say which means that it is good to share things fairly and equally. Come on now, don t keep them all to yourself share and share alike …   New idioms dictionary

  • share and share alike — Meaning Give equal shares to all. Origin From R. Edwards Damon and Pithias, 1566. Let vs into the Courte to parte the spoyle, share and share like …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • share and share alike — have or receive an equal share. → share …   English new terms dictionary

  • share and share alike — spoken used for saying that it is best to share things equally and fairly …   English dictionary

  • share and share alike — In equal shares or proportions. The words commonly indicate per capita division; and they may be applied to a division between classes as well as to a division among individuals. See per capita …   Black's law dictionary

  • share and share alike — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. equally, fifty fifty*, shared …   English dictionary for students

  • share and share alike — distribute everything evenly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • share and share alike — Ordinarily, but not necessarily, a phrase of severance which negatives the creation of a joint tenancy. Anno: 46 ALR2d 532, 537. Ordinarily, but not necessarily, indicative of a per capita distribution. Anno: 126 ALR 159; 57 Am J1st Wills §§ 1265 …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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