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: a part of a complex body: as
a : one of the three main divisions of the U.S. or a state government see also executive, judiciary, legislature
b : a division of a business or organization [an insurer's office] see also branch bank at bank
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.