This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
Partition is the division of property,1 owned in undivided shares so as to give to each co-owner an exclusive title to a specific part, instead of his former undivided interest in the whole.
Partition was recognized at common law, but the operation of the writ of partition was limited to cases where the joint ownership arose by operation of law.2
The partition of real property is now regulated by statute in the different states.