Survivorship
Survivorship Sur*viv"or*ship, n. 1. The state of being a survivor. [1913 Webster]

1. (Law) The right of a joint tenant, or other person who has a joint interest in an estate, to take the whole estate upon the death of other. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Chance of survivorship}, the chance that a person of a given age has of surviving another of a giving age; thus, by the Carlisle tables of mortality the chances of survivorship for two persons, aged 25 and 65, are 89 and 11 respectively, or about 8 to 1 that the elder die first. [1913 Webster]


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  • survivorship — sur·vi·vor·ship n 1: the right of one or more joint tenants who have survived another to take the interest of the person who has died 2: the state of being a survivor Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • survivorship — [sər vī′vər ship΄] n. 1. the state of being a survivor 2. 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 …   English World dictionary

  • survivorship — The living of one of two or more persons after the death of the other or others. Survivorship is where a person becomes entitled to property by reason of his having survived another person who had an interest in it. United States v. Jacobs, 306 U …   Black's law dictionary

  • survivorship — The fact of being a survivor, of outliving another person or other persons. A right incident to an estate in joint tenancy whereunder the entire estate, upon the death of a joint tenant, remains in the survivor or survivors. 20 Am J2d Coten § 3.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • survivorship — ˌship noun 1. : the legal right of the survivor of two or more persons having joint interests in an estate or other property to take the interest of any of the number dying when more than two survive, the survivors receive the decedent s share… …   Useful english dictionary

  • survivorship — sur·vi·vor·ship vī vər .ship n 1) the state of being a survivor <quality of life in long term survivorship (five years or longer) of patients who have experienced breast cancer> 2) the probability of surviving to a particular age also the… …   Medical dictionary

  • survivorship — In cancer, survivorship covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, from diagnosis until the end of life. It includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow up treatment, late effects of treatment,… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • survivorship — noun Date: circa 1625 1. the legal right of the survivor of persons having joint interests in property to take the interest of the person who has died 2. the state of being a survivor ; survival 3. the probability of surviving to a particular… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • survivorship — /seuhr vuy veuhr ship /, n. 1. the state of being a survivor. 2. 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. [1615… …   Universalium

  • survivorship — noun a) the state of being a survivor. b) 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 …   Wiktionary

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