survivor
sur·vi·vor n: one (as a joint tenant or a child) who is recognized as outliving another and is commonly entitled to insurance benefits (as under social security) or property upon the death of the decedent see also joint-and-survivor annuity at annuity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

survivor
index heir

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


survivor
n.
A person who remains alive after the death of someone else or after some event.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


survivor
A person who outlives another. The term is often used in wills and trust documents. For example a will might leave property "to my sons, Arnold and Zeke, or the survivor." If only one son is alive at the time the property is distributed, it would all go to him.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Trusts & Avoiding Probate
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

survivor
n.
   a person who outlives another, as in "to my sons, Arnold and Zeke, or the survivor." The survivor is determined at the time the asset or property is received, so if both sons are alive they are both survivors.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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