Someone who lives after the occurrence of an event that entitles them to seek a distribution of property or income (e.g., a surviving spouse).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A person who outlives another. The term is often used in wills and trust documents. For example a will might leave property "to my sons, Arnold and Zeke, or the survivor." If only one son is alive at the time the property is distributed, it would all go to him.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:25 pm