Survivorship meaning

sər-vī'vər-shĭp'
The right to sole ownership of an estate upon the death of any joint owners of the estate.
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The condition of being a survivor.
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The state of being a survivor.
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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.
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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.
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The state of being a survivor.
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(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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Origin of survivorship

  • From survivor +"Ž -ship.
    From Wiktionary