Per-stirpes meaning

pərstʉrpēz
With the children of any beneficiary who has predeceased the testator receiving the beneficiary's share.
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By or through roots and stocks. A proportional division of the estate among beneficiaries according to the share of descent from their deceased ancestor. Essentially, each beneficiary gets shares of stock in the estate based upon the closeness of relationship to the deceased. Distinct from per capita.
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(law) A method of distributing an estate to the descendants of a deceased legatee in which the estate is divided equally among the branches of a family, without regard to differing numbers of people in different branches.
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Origin of per-stirpes