- the state of being a survivor
- Law the right of a surviving owner or owners of property held as under joint tenancy to undivided ownership upon the death of either or any of them
- Law The right to sole ownership of an estate upon the death of any joint owners of the estate.
- The condition of being a survivor.
(usually uncountable, plural survivorships)
From survivor +"Ž -ship.
survivorship - Legal Definition
The right whereby someone who has an interest in a property becomes entitled to the entire property by virtue of outliving all others with an interest in that property. It is one of the features of joint tenancy. Also, the condition of the one person out of two or more to remain alive after the others die.