Pronunciation: (pur kap'i-tu), [key]
1. by or for each individual person: income per capita.
2. Law.noting or pertaining to a method of dividing an estate by which all those equally related to the decedent take equal shares individually without regard to the number of lines of descent. Cf. per stirpes.
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