presumption of survivorship
a presumption that one of two or more related persons was the last to die in a common disaster, made so that the estates may be settled and the final heirs determined.
Assume vs. PresumeThe words assume and presume both mean that you take something for granted as being true, but the difference is based on how certain you are. Assume is typically used in situations where someone takes something as the truth with a very low level of certainty or with no proof at all. Presume usually involves a higher level of certainty and is used in situations …
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