Definition of "stirpes"
  1. Distribution of property to relatives descending from a common ancestor mentioned in a will
How to use "stirpes" in a sentence
  1. After her death, her wealth was distributed per stirpes, equally among her descendants.
  2. The will stated that the assets were to be divided among the children and grandchildren per stirpes.
  3. A stirpes distribution ensures that the descendant's share of the estate is kept within the family line.

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