survivorship

noun
sur·​vi·​vor·​ship | \sər-ˈvī-vər-ˌship \

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)

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In the joint tenants with rights of survivorship arrangement, on the death of one tenant, the survivor will, by law, own the entire house. Benny L. Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Should unmarried couples sign a contract before moving in together?," 3 Apr. 2018 But there’s no consensus on whether McIver’s right of survivorship trumps the state’s slayer statute, which prevents convicted killers from inheriting from their victim. Christian Boone, ajc, "Tex McIver’s Putnam County ranch on auction block," 11 July 2018 De-biasing those households for implicit survivorship provides a final estimate of some 1,506 to 9,889 deaths. The Economist, "Eight months after Hurricane Maria, the human toll is still unclear," 31 May 2018 The second phase of the project, expected to begin in April 2019, will renovate the infusion, laboratory and pharmacy areas, clinic care space and areas where support services and survivorship programming are held. Detroit Free Press, "Homes are next for former Livonia swim club site," 19 May 2018 The survivorship program is about looking ahead, looking forward. Nancy Shohet West, BostonGlobe.com, "On the road to health, leaving the hospital is only the start," 10 May 2018 Entertainment events have been dominated by talk of #MeToo, of survivorship and sisterhood, of excellence and equality. Aj Willingham, CNN, "In a tumultuous and triumphant year, women are dominating as college commencement speakers," 10 May 2018 And not just the patients, but their family members and the community, from diagnosis through the journey of survivorship. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: A triathlon with yoga, acupuncture? In the cancer fight, it can help the journey," 7 May 2018 The two options are tenants in common — where each owns an indivisible half of the property — or joint tenants with rights of survivorship. Benny L. Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Should unmarried couples sign a contract before moving in together?," 3 Apr. 2018

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circa 1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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survivorship

noun
sur·​vi·​vor·​ship | \-ˈvī-vər-ˌship \

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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