Definition of per stirpes in English:

per stirpes

adverb

Law
  • Among the branches of a family in equal shares, the share of each branch being subdivided equally among the members of that branch. Opposed to per capita.

adjective

Law
  • Designating (a share of) an inheritance divided per stirpes; that has received such a share.

Origin

Late 17th century. From classical Latin per per + stirpēs, accusative plural of stirps.

Pronunciation

per stirpes

/pəː ˈstəːpiːz/