• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Survivorship (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.
    • Survivorship The state of being a survivor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n survivorship The state of surviving; survival.
    • n survivorship In 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 the other. When there are more than two joint tenants and successive deaths occur, the whole estate remains to the survivors and finally to the last survivor.
    • n survivorship An expectative to a specified benefice; the right and privilege to be collated in the future to a specified benefice not vacant at the time of the grant.
    • n survivorship The probability that where several persons perished at practically the same time. as, by the same accident, one briefly outlived the others. This inference was based on medical science and, until recently, upon it was decided the disposition of rights or property affected. The rule of law now followed is that that person survives in whom the ownership vested at the time. A counterclaim must be proved.
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  • Maggie Kuhn
    Maggie Kuhn
    “Old age is not a disease -- it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.”


In literature:

He creates these offices and survivorships purposely to sell them.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
The declining health of his partner had made him speculate on the chances of survivorship.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXII." by Various
I shall see you reduced to the married man's only hope of survivorship.
"Letters of Abelard and Heloise" by Pierre Bayle
Some of the systems founded on the civil law, as the French code, have adopted certain rules of survivorship.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 10" by Various
If they cannot prove a survivorship, the judgment is that the deaths were simultaneous.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Presently his widow brought suit for an estate by survivorship in joint-tenancy.
"A Century of Science and Other Essays" by John Fiske

In news:

Bogan also studied spatial ecology and survivorship of coyotes and other carnivores such as fishers while working toward his master's degree at SUNY Albany.
Clinicians, researchers, and survivorship communities are beginning to recognize the late effects of cancer treatment, such as infertility, and the negative impact this can have on cancer survivorship.
1 compare survivorship data between stemmed hip replacements with various bearing materials.
Cancer Survivorship Classes are open to the community.
Third Annual "Women's Night Out" event celebrates survivorship .
Kaiser Sacramento Opens Breast Cancer ' Survivorship ' Clinic.
SRMC will host Cancer Survivorship Celebration.
"Hope Soars" 4th Annual Cancer Survivorship Picnic.
Wording of house title is important for survivorship .
Elizabeth Smart On Child Abuse Survivorship .
Study Finds More Survivorship Programs Needed.
Free Survivorship Clinic welcomes all cancer patients.
At times, the companies issued annuities on a survivorship basis in which the annuity lasted for the longer of two lives.
Joint account with rights of survivorship.
The Cure by Design DC 2012 celebrated the survivorship of 40 persons with fashion.

In science:

Sibani, “Extinction, diversity and survivorship of taxa in the fossil record,” Proc. R.
Simple models of evolution and extinction