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stirpes

Legal Definition of stirpes

Etymology

    Latin Origin

Noun

  1. The offspring of a person; his or her descendants. For example, inheriting per stirpes means having a right to a deceased's estate because you happen to be a descendant of the deceased.

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Definition of stirpes

Etymology

    From Latin stirpÄ"s, a plural and a collateral form of stirps (“rootstock”).

Noun

stirpes pl.

  1. (law) branches, lines of descent, used in the legal expression per stirpes. Plural form of stirps.

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