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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Branch

Meaning of Branch

A local or subordinate office or place of business of an organization. Also, a small stream or creek. descendants . Includes a separately incorporated foreign branch of a bank. i/.C.C. §1-201(7).

Branch Alternative Definition

A portion of the descendants of a person, who trace their descent to some common ancestor, who is himself a descendant of such person. The whole of a genealogy is often called the genealogical tree, and sometimes it is made to take the form of a tree, which is in the first place divided into as many branches as there are children, afterwards into as many branches as there are grandchildren, then great-grandchildren, etc. If, for example, it be desired to form the genealogical tree of Peter”s family, Peter will be made the trunk of the tree; if he has had two children, John and James, their names will be written on the first two branches, which will themselves shoot out into as many smaller branches as John and James have children; from these others proceed, till the whole family is represented on the tree. Thus the origin, the application, and the use of the word branch in genealogy will be at once perceived. See Line.

Financial Definition of Branch

An operation in a foreign country incorporated in the home country.

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What does Branch mean in American Law?

The definition of Branch in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

When used in the context of a family, an extension of the “family tree” metaphor which would include all lines of descendants from a common ancestor. When used (incautiously) in a testamentary document, it usually refers to a branch of direct descent from the testator (i.e., children and children”s children, etc.) rather than to collaterals (i.e., children of siblings or more distant relatives). Also, in some parts of the U.S., a small stream, as in “bourbon and branchwater.” Also, an extension of some institution away from its original or home situs, as in branch bank.


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English Spanish Translation of Branch

Rama (f.), poder

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