survivorship

[ser-vahy-ver-ship]
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noun

the state of being a survivor.
Law. a right of a person to property on the death of another having a joint interest: in the case of more than two joint tenants, the property passes to successive survivors.

Nearby words

  1. survive,
  2. surviver,
  3. survivor,
  4. survivor guilt,
  5. survivor syndrome,
  6. sus,
  7. sus laws,
  8. sus-,
  9. susa,
  10. susah

Origin of survivorship

First recorded in 1615–25; survivor + -ship

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