survival of actions

Definition of survival of actions

: the continuance of proceedings in law despite the death of one or both of the parties involved

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“Survival of actions.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/survival%20of%20actions. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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