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stirps

 (stûrps)
n. pl. stir·pes (stûr′pēz)
1. A line of descendants of common ancestry; stock.
2. Law A person from whom a family is descended.

[Latin, stem, lineage.]
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stirps

(stɜːps)
n, pl stirpes (ˈstɜːpiːz)
1. (Heraldry) genealogy a line of descendants from an ancestor; stock or strain
2. (Botany) botany a race or variety, esp one in which the characters are maintained by cultivation
[C17: from Latin: root, family origin]
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stirps

(stɜrps)

n., pl. stir•pes (ˈstɜr piz)
1. a stock; family or branch of a family; line of descent.
2. Law. a person from whom a family is descended.
[1675–85; < Latin: rootstock, trunk]
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Devise-restricted homestead that is not validly devised or is not devisable descends as other intestate property, unless the decedent is survived by a spouse and one or more descendants, in which case the surviving spouse receives a life estate with a vested remainder in the then living descendants, per stirpes. However, a surviving spouse has six months from the date of the other spouse's death to elect a 50 percent tenant-in-common share instead of the default life estate.
If you name your children as contingent beneficiaries and they have children you may want to consider adding the Latin term "per stirpes." Per stirpes means that should the contingent beneficiary predecease the account owner; the share allotted to them would be equally distributed among their children.
stirpes." (50) This gift is more sensible, if a bit more wordy, as
I resisted him for around seven minutes and prevented him from stealing my bag, but when the stirpes snapped, he pulled the purse and fled.
The trust was to terminate on the later of the death of the donor or that of his first spouse, when the principal and any accumulated income were to be distributed outright to the donor's issue per stirpes. The donor's first spouse predeceased him.
The choice between per capita and per stirpes is personal but often causes confusion.
provided in his will would share with equality and per stirpes. And
But most clients would want their assets to pass per stirpes, so that if any child of theirs predeceased the client or dies in a common accident, that child's share would then distribute to the child's children.
The Stirpes chose Eugene after scoping out Medford, Ashland, Portland and Vancouver.
The will also provided that if any of the legatees predeceased Tatum Sr., their shares would pass to their descendants per stirpes.
Top court rules heir's children cannot inherit all assets per stirpes