Survivor Law and Legal Definition

Survivor is a person who outlives another. It could also refer to a trustee who administers a trust after the co trustee has been removed or has refused to act or has died.

Example of a State Statute (California) defining Survivor

According to Cal Mil & Vet Code § 699.5, "Survivor" means any relation of a deceased veteran who may be entitled to make a claim for any privilege, preference, care, or compensation under the laws of the United States or this state based upon the veteran's war service.