Stirpes



noun, plural stirpes
[stur-peez] /ˈstɜr piz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a stock; family or branch of a family; line of descent.
2.
Law. a person from whom a family is descended.
3.
Biology Now Rare. a family, superfamily, or permanent variety.
adjective, Law.
1.
pertaining to or noting a method of dividing an estate in which the descendants of a deceased person share as a group in the portion of the estate to which the deceased would have been entitled.
noun (pl) stirpes (ˈstɜːpiːz)
1.
(genealogy) a line of descendants from an ancestor; stock or strain
2.
(botany) a race or variety, esp one in which the characters are maintained by cultivation

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