right of survivorship

Definition of "right of survivorship"
  1. The privilege that allows a surviving co-owner to inherit the portion of property previously owned by a deceased co-owner
How to use "right of survivorship" in a sentence
  1. When his partner passed away, he exercised his right of survivorship to acquire his share.
  2. Because of their joint tenancy, the right of survivorship allowed her to inherit her husband's portion of the property.
  3. Their community property was subject to the right of survivorship after one of them passed away.

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