presumption of survivorship

Definition of "presumption of survivorship"
  1. 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
How to use "presumption of survivorship" in a sentence
  1. The estate was divided based on the presumption of survivorship as the parents and their son were killed in the same accident.
  2. The presumption of survivorship was used to determine inheritances when a fatal plane crash claimed a family.
  3. The presumption of survivorship played a significant role in the distribution of assets in the case of a shipwreck.

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