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I would like to distinguish between a land-plot that is owned by a single person, and a land-plot that is owned by several unrelated people as a shared property.

I thought of using the phrase "privately-held", but, this phrase does not mean a property held by a single person (it means the opposite of "publicly-held", which has another meaning).

So, what phrases should I use to express these two opposite meanings?

I need to use these phrases in the following sentence:

"We extend the solution from _ land-plots [owned by a single-person] to __ land-plots [owned by several people]".

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  • I'm not convinced that privately-held only applies to a single person or family.
    – Jim
    Dec 22, 2013 at 7:16
  • I agree with Jim. Anyway, it sounds as if you want something similar to a community-held property. Dec 22, 2013 at 7:18
  • OK, I probably misused the term "privately-held". I edited the question accordingly. Dec 22, 2013 at 8:09
  • Okay, I deleted my answer since it didn't make sense with the edits.
    – user230
    Dec 22, 2013 at 8:16

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For this specific use,

"We extend the solution from __ land-plots [owned by a single-person] to __ land-plots [owned by several people]".

I believe that you can use the terms solely-held and jointly-held to contrast the sense of being owned by a single person against the sense being owned by several people.

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