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surviving spouse

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  • n. A spouse that outlives the person to whom they are married, thereby obtaining legal rights with respect to the property of the deceased spouse.
  • n. (US) An unmarried taxpayer whose spouse has been deceased for less than two taxable years, and who provides a home for one or more dependents of the deceased.

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