Per Stirpes Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Per Stirpes, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Per Stirpes?

It is a latin word meaning” by roots” or “by right of representation”. If mentioned, it indicates representing somone who is not present or cannot be present.Commonly it is used by the person who make his Will and he declare the condition that if the beneficiary dies much ahead of him, the estate of his will be equally distributed to the deceased beneficiaries’ children, “per stirpes” – who represent the deceased beneficiary.