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This is a Latin phrase that means “per branch” and is used as a method used for distributing the estate property based on the family tree. Here descendants can take the portion of the deceased ancestors would have taken if they were still alive. Every branch of the named person’s family is to receive an equal share of the estate. If all the children are still living, they will all receive a share. If one of the children is not living, then that share would be divided equally between the deceased children.

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