per stirpes

[ pur stur-peez, per ]
/ pɜr ˈstɜr piz, pər /

adjective, adverb Law.

pertaining to or noting a method of dividing an estate in which the descendants of a deceased person share as a group in the portion of the estate to which the deceased would have been entitled.

Origin of per stirpes

First recorded in 1675–85, per stirpes is from the Latin word per stirpēs literally, by stocks Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019