a) Linked or related and expiring together.

New York Citys borough of Brooklyn and New York States Kings County are coterminous.

b) Having matching boundaries; or, adjoining and sharing a boundary.

To get a building warrant he had to show the plans to "coterminous proprietors", neighbours with whom his property shared a boundary.

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