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noun [C]     /brɑːnʃ/
COMMERCE one of the local offices of a large company , such as a bank , which is open to the public : to close/open a branch Many banks have promoted online services and closed branches.a branch of sth You should be able to walk into a branch of the building society anywhere in the country to deposit or withdraw money . Contact your local branch to arrange an appointment with a consultant . She has been a customer of the same bank branch for decades . The company operates in 18 states and has 45 branch offices . a domestic / foreign / overseas branch
GOVERNMENT a division of a government or large organization with a particular responsibility : the executive/legislative/judicial branch The authority lets the executive branch draft trade deals that Congress could reject but not change . This latest investigation is being held by the disciplinary branch of the accountancy profession .
(Definition of branch noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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