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BRANCH. This is a metaphorical expression, which designates, in the genealogy of a numerous family, a portion of that family which has sprang from the same root or stock; these latter expressions, like the first, are also metaphorical.
     2. 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 grand-children, then of great grandchildren, &c. If, for example, it be desired to have a 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 as many smaller branches as John and James have children; from these other's 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.

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During the 58--to 80-mm period, extensive branching of the peripheral portions of the facial nerve occurs (figure 10).
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In the future, setting up in-store branching networks may provide the only opportunity for financial institutions to meet non-customers face-to-face and sell their services," said Garnett.
This is a consequence of both very large star-like structures and the nature of the polymeric branching agent used to construct these stars.
the international credit union shared branching network, continues to expand its successful network of services on the east coast.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the "Agencies") are amending their uniform regulations implementing section 109 of the Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994 (Interstate Act) to effectuate the amendment contained in section 106 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.
supermarkets and retail stores with grocery departments according to in-store branching program developer International Banking Technologies (IBT).
is pleased to announce the addition of Community & Teachers Federal Credit Union in East Providence, RI and Columbus Credit Union in Warren, RI and Wave FCU in Providence, RI to the international shared branching network.
offices of foreign banks by (1) limiting any new multistate branching activities to activities more comparable to those of U.
As the Bank is close to completing its accelerated branching strategy with five branches opened since August of 2004, the overall retail structure has been realigned to provide more operational and marketing support and to ensure VCB remains well-positioned for continued success.
Moreover, if identity of treatment is a prerequisite for national treatment, the question arises as to whether section 231 may be viewed as denying national treatment because it prohibits foreign banks from branching in the United States from their head offices when U.