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BRANCH Definition & Legal Meaning

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An offshoot, lateral extension, or subdivision. A branch of a family stock is a group of persons, related among themselves by descent from a common ancestor, and related to the main stock by the fact that that common ancestor descends from the original founder or progenitor.


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