surviving parent

Definition of "surviving parent"
  1. The living parent of a child whose other parent has died and not remarried
How to use "surviving parent" in a sentence
  1. Since her father passed away, her mother is now the surviving parent.
  2. The will states that the estate will be passed on to the surviving parent if one or more children are still minors.
  3. When his wife died, John became the surviving parent of their two young children.

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