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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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He said that fund-raising from Chinese community was proof of deep-rooted relations between the two neighborly countries.
They exchanged cordial talks, which reflect the deep-rooted legacy followed by the wise leadership to communicate and meet Emiratis.
Muscat: Hamish Cowell, the UK appointed- ambassador to the Sultanate hailed the deep-rooted and historic relations between the Sultanate and the United Kingdom under the wise leaders of both the countries.
Al-Qena'i said in a statement issued this Wednesday: "The sincere brotherly feelings expressed by our brothers in Lebanon towards Kuwait and its leadership, starting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and current and former prime ministers, through to various political forces and economic bodies, religious, social and media figures, as well as labor unions, reaffirm the two countries' deep-rooted relations which cannot be affected by the arrows, claims and abuses of small people."
Their signature slogan for the "annihilation of the deep-rooted evils of the past" is simply vacuous, if this kind of activity continues to take place.
Bahrain's Ambassador Mohammed bin Hamad Al Moawda affirmed that the opening of the new embassy reflects strong and outstanding ties between the two countries and their people as well as represents firm and deep-rooted historic relations.
I'm hopeful that this meeting will help strengthen the close Indo-Canadian business ties as well as the deep-rooted people-to-people relations between our two countries," the Punjab Chief Minister tweeted.
Indian held Jammu Kashmir, people in the occupied state would also hoist Pakistan's national flag atop their houses to reiterate their deep-rooted love and affection for Pakistan, the reports added.
He stressed the deep-rooted good relations and ties between the Sultanate and Pakistan, which share common interest in various fields.
Then his deep-rooted knowledge of local issues can be applied on the wider stage.
He said His Majesty's visit is meant to re-affirm Bahrain's interest to boost its deep-rooted ties with India, which has a great number of investors who can take advantage of Bahrain's strategic location and investment incentives to enter the $1.5 trillion GCC market.