survivorship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From survivor +‎ -ship.

Noun[edit]

survivorship (usually uncountable, plural survivorships)

  1. The state of being a survivor.
  2. (law) A right whereby a person becomes entitled to property by reason of his having survived another person who had an interest in it. It is one of the elements of a joint tenancy.

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