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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rooter Plumbing of Sonoma County, Calif., and serves on the IFA Board of Directors.
Plumbing issues should not be a burden on businesses, and Roto Rooter High Desert works tirelessly to make that the case.
We saw the opportunity to provide this connect through the Rooter app, and our growth has been indicative of the potential this unique idea has," said Piyush, Founder and CEO, Rooter.
A simple smoke test allows Roto Rooter professionals to quickly identify any cracks or leaks in the pipes that could allow noxious gasses into the building.
Bluewater said it will bring its water-recycling and water-conserving technology to customers in Lunenburg, Leominster and Fitchburg previously served by American Rooter.
on West Beaver Hill when the westbound Roto Rooter van driven by Clarence Moore, 47, of Coos Bay, drifted onto the shoulder of the road and crossed back onto the road over the double-yellow center line into eastbound traffic, striking Worden's 1995 Plymouth van, the Coos County sheriff's office reported.
The acquisition expands the Rooter Hero presence in the Phoenix area and allows the company to add heating, air and ventilation services.
New Delhi [India], August 1 ( ANI ): A sports social gaming platform Rooter, becomes the world's first digital platform to host seven types of sports in one application by including Kabaddi and F1.
Manteca, CA, April 01, 2016 --( Rooter Pro Plumbing today announced the launch of as an informational portal that features educational resources on subjects such as kitchen and bathroom plumbing remodeling, fauce, fixtures, and sink repairs and gas line leak detection and repair, and many other helpful home improvement tips for homeowners in the Manteca, Tracy, Modesto, and Stockton, California areas.
Rooter, the plumbing and drain cleaning company has been included in the following prestigious rankings: AllBusiness's "AllStar Franchise Rankings;" Entrepreneur magazine's "Franchise 500," "Top 101 Home Based Franchises," and "Top Global Franchises;" Franchise Business Review's "Franchise 50 Awards (2008-2011); Franchise Times' "Top 200" (2007- 2012); PHC News' "Top 100 Contractors" (2008- 2012); Plumbing and Mechanical's "Pipe Trades Giant 2012;" and USA Today's "Top 50 Franchises for Minorities," as selected by the National Minority Franchising Initiative 2010.
With years of experience serving the Victorville, CA, area backed by the innovation and expertise of the nation's most-trusted plumbing professionals, Roto Rooter High Desert brings top-quality plumbing services.