Simultaneous Death Act

Definition of "Simultaneous Death Act"
  1. A law stating that if two or more beneficiaries perish together and it's unclear who died first, each is assumed to have predeceased the other for inheritance purposes
How to use "Simultaneous Death Act" in a sentence
  1. In the tragic car accident, the Simultaneous Death Act had to be invoked to settle the couple's estate.
  2. To distribute the assets of the siblings caught in the fire, the court relied upon the Simultaneous Death Act.
  3. Upon the sudden death of the twins, their lawyer referred to the Simultaneous Death Act to deal with their shared holdings.

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