presumption of survivorship
- An assumption, without any available concrete evidence, that in an event where multiple individuals die together in a tragic incident, one person outlived the rest due to factors such as age, vitality, or other reasons that suggest this person would have a higher chance of surviving
- The estate was divided based on the presumption of survivorship as the parents and their son were killed in the same accident.
- The presumption of survivorship was used to determine inheritances when a fatal plane crash claimed a family.
- The presumption of survivorship played a significant role in the distribution of assets in the case of a shipwreck.