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CAPITA, or PER CAPITA. By heads. An expression of frequent occurrence in laws regulating the distribution of the estates of persons dying intestate. When all the persons entitled to shares in the distribution are of the same degree of kindred to the deceased person, (e.g. when all are grandchildren,) and claim directly from him in their own right and not through an intermediate relation, they take per capita, that is, equal shares, or share and share alike. But when they are of different degrees of kindred, (e. g. some the children, others the grandchildren or the great grandchildren of the, deceased,) those more remote take er stirpem or per stirpes, that is, they take respectively the shares their parents (or other relation standing in the same degree with them of the surviving kindred entitled) who are in the nearest degree of kindred to the intestate,) would have taken had they respectively survived the intestate. Reeves' Law of Descent, Introd. xxvii.; also 1 Rop. on Leg. 126, 130. See Per Capita; Per Stirpes; Stirpes;

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(3.) "Capital" derives from capitale, a late-Latin word (itself derived from caput, or "head"), which emerged in the 12th and 13th centuries and referred to stocks of merchandise, funds generally, sums of money, and money lent at interest.
However, much GPx5 protein was detected in the caput epithelial cells of young sheep.
[section] 2 As condutas tipificadas nos incisos I e II do [section] 1 deste artigo sao puniveis quando o responsavel legal pela prestacao do servico, oficialmente notificado, deixa de desabilitar o acesso ao conteudo ilicito de que trata o caput deste artigo.
Scrotal ultrasound showed a heterogeneous tumefaction of the left epididymal caput, measuring 70 millimeters.
Estabelecida como um dos fundamentos da ordem economica, a valorizacao do trabalho humano encontra sua previsao normativa no caput do artigo 170 da Carta Magna, juntamente com a livre iniciativa, garantindo como sustentaculo a propria ordem economica.
Six epididymis were dissected in caput and cauda, minced and homogenized in ice-cold lyses buffer (50 mM Tris, 150 mM NaCl, 0.1 % SDS, NP-40 %, EDTA 1mM, Na3VO4 1mM, NaF 1mM and 1 mM PMSF, pH 7.8).
Locus religiosus dicitur, ubi hominis cadauer integrum sepelitur vel caput tantum.
(2012) found spermatic granuloma, cell debris, epithelial cell vacuolization and oligospermia in proximal caput epididymis of adult rats after treatment with 10 mg [kg.sup.-1] bw [day.sup.-1] of 3-MCPD for seven days.
Radially arranged small veins were drained into this venous structure, showing a characteristic 'caput medusa' structure.
It turned up again last year in images taken in the constellation Serpens Caput with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai'i.