survivorship

[ ser-vahy-ver-ship ]
/ sərˈvaɪ vərˌʃɪp /

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.

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Origin of survivorship

First recorded in 1615–25; survivor + -ship

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