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survivor

[ser-vahy-ver] /sərˈvaɪ vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that survives.
2.
Law. the one of two or more designated persons, as joint tenants or others having a joint interest, who outlives the other or others.
3.
a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; survive + -or2
Related forms
nonsurvivor, noun
self-survivor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for selfsurvivor

survivor

/səˈvaɪvə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that survives
2.
(property law) one of two or more specified persons having joint interests in property who lives longer than the other or others and thereby becomes entitled to the whole property
Derived Forms
survivorship, noun
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Word Origin and History for selfsurvivor

survivor

n.

c.1500, in the legal sense of "one who outlives another," agent noun from survive. Meaning "one who has a knack for pulling through adversity" is attested from 1971. Survivor syndrome is first recorded 1968.

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