per stirpes

Definition of "per stirpes"
  1. A method in estate planning ensuring inheritance by a deceased beneficiary's children when their parent predeceases the will maker
How to use "per stirpes" in a sentence
  1. If inheritance is decided per stirpes, then the grandchildren carry the right of representation for their parent.
  2. In a per stirpes inheritance, the distribution takes place equally among the grandchildren if their parent, who was an original beneficiary, is no longer alive.
  3. Per stirpes inheritance assures that offspring of deceased beneficiaries do not lose their inherited stakes.

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