right of survivorship

Legal Definition of right of survivorship

: the right of the survivor of owners of property held jointly to take the entire property especially : the right of the survivor of joint tenants to sole ownership of the entire property

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“Right of survivorship.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/right%20of%20survivorship. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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