Chance of survivorship

the chance that a person of a given age has of surviving another of a giving age; thus, by the Carlisle tables of mortality the chances of survivorship for two persons, aged 25 and 65, are 89 and 11 respectively, or about 8 to 1 that the elder die first.

See also: Survivorship

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.