widow

(1) the term “widow” means the surviving wife of an employee, Member, or annuitant, or of a former employee or Member, who— (A) was married to him for at least 9 months immediately before his death; or (B) is the mother of issue by that marriage;

Source

5 USC § 8441(1)


Scoping language

None identified. Default scope is assumed to be the entire title.
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