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  • n. One who survives; one who endures through disaster or hardship.
  • n. One who knew a specific decedent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who survives or outlives another person, or any time, event, or thing.
  • n. The longer liver of two joint tenants, or two persons having a joint interest in anything.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which survives after the death of another.
  • n. In law, that one of two or more designated persons who lives the longest: usually of two joint tenants, or any two persons who have a joint interest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who outlives another
  • n. one who lives through affliction
  • n. an animal that survives in spite of adversity

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