survivorship

noun
sur·​vi·​vor·​ship | \ sər-ˈvī-vər-ˌship How to pronounce survivorship (audio) \

Definition of survivorship

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 age also : the number or proportion of survivors (as of an age group or population)

Examples of survivorship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fortunately, there’s a model for survivorship management that comes from the cancer world. Hil Moss Reprints, STAT, "What cancer survivorship can teach us about Covid-19," 17 Feb. 2021 The survivorship feature will disappear, and each owner’s heirs would inherit their portion of the property. Gary Singer, sun-sentinel.com, "Ask a real estate pro: Can my brother change who inherits his half of home we co-own?," 10 Dec. 2020 Mayo also has a survivorship clinic, and Vanichkachorn launched a rehab clinic for post COVID-19 syndrome. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities clinic readies survivors for COVID-19 long haul," 26 Nov. 2020 Joint tenancy with right of survivorship avoids probate and offers protection from creditors. Liz Weston, oregonlive, "Liz Weston: Community property states offer tax advantages in home ownership," 1 Nov. 2020 Some community property states offer the best of both worlds by allowing real estate to be titled as community property with right of survivorship. Liz Weston, oregonlive, "Liz Weston: Community property states offer tax advantages in home ownership," 1 Nov. 2020 Designed for cancer survivors who have completed active treatment, the program supports continued healing and helps participants enhance their health and well-being throughout survivorship, according to a Carroll Hospital news release. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Embrace Wellness: Cancer patients undergoing treatment see benefits from exercise, nutrition education," 20 Oct. 2020 The job of nurse navigator doesn’t end after survivorship. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "'From diagnosis to survivorship'- nurse navigator program guides cancer patients through treatment," 14 Oct. 2020 In Seattle, cancer care has shifted to telemedicine where possible, including wellness high risk and survivorship programs, according to Terry McDonnell, the chief nurse and vice president of clinical operations for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "'I'm smiling under here': Masks, plexiglass and questions the norm as hospitals lure patients back in COVID-19 era," 4 June 2020

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First Known Use of survivorship

circa 1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Survivorship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/survivorship. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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survivorship

noun
sur·​vi·​vor·​ship | \ -ˈvī-vər-ˌship How to pronounce survivorship (audio) \

Medical Definition of survivorship

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 number or proportion of survivors (as of an age group)

survivorship

noun
sur·​vi·​vor·​ship

Legal Definition of survivorship

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

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