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.

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Origin of per stirpes

First recorded in 1675–85, per stirpes is from Latin per stirpēs literally, “by stocks”
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