presumption of survivorship


noun Law.

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.

Nearby words

  1. presuming,
  2. presumption,
  3. presumption of fact,
  4. presumption of innocence,
  5. presumption of law,
  6. presumptive,
  7. presumptive heir,
  8. presumptuous,
  9. presuppose,
  10. presupposition

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