Right of Survivorship

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 The right of survivorship is an attribute of several types of joint ownership of property, most notably joint tenancy and tenancy in common.  When jointly owned property includes a right of survivorship, the surviving owner automatically absorbs a dying owner's share of the property.  Thus if A and B jointly own a house with a right of survivorship, and B dies, A becomes the sole owner of the house, despite any contrary intent in B's will.