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  1. designated survivor

    • n.
      (in the US) a member of the cabinet eligible to succeed to the presidency who is instructed to be absent from a gathering attended by the president and other potential successors so as to be able, in case of an attack killing those at the event, to serve as acting president
    • noun: designated survivor, plural noun: designated survivors

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    • 1. (in the US) a member of the cabinet eligible to succeed to the presidency who is instructed to be absent from a gathering attended by the president and other potential successors so as to be able, in case of an attack killing those at the event, to serve as acting president he was tapped to be designated survivor during the State of the Union address