survival statute

noun

Legal Definition of survival statute

: a statute that considers the cause of action for injury to a decedent as surviving his or her death and thereby permits survival actions

called also survival act

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“Survival statute.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/survival%20statute. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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