per stirpes (p<<schwa>>r st<<schwa>>r-peez), adv. & adj.[Latin “by roots or stocks”] Proportionately divided between beneficiaries according to their deceased ancestor’s share. — Also termed in stirpes; per stirpem. Cf. PER CAPITA . [Cases: Descent and Distribution  43; Wills  530.C.J.S. Descent and Distribution §§ 27–28; Wills §§ 1015–1016.]

[Blacks Law 8th]