Pronunciation: (sur-vī'vur), [key]
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.
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