One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A secondary or subordinate branch of anything that has branches, such as a tree, a subject of study, or a bank.
- ‘I mean, ordinarily you would not expect domestic arrangements to end up and land people in a court of law, but it can sometimes happen, the law of obligations, in the sub-branch of torts.’
- ‘Sub-branches were established in each local community, controlled by a state branch, to which the sub-branches sent delegates.’
- ‘The new sub-branch was opened due to long queues and slow service at the current office located in Pattaya Naklua, where the majority of electricity subscribers must pay their electrical bills.’
- ‘HSBC has nine branches, two sub-branches and two representative offices.’
- ‘An initial investigation indicated that more than 700 million yuan deposited at the sub-branch by other companies was also unaccounted for, the daily said.’
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