Definition of STOCK,


STOCK,

descents. This is a metaphorical expression which
designates, in the genealogy of a family, the person from whom others are
descended: those persons who have so descended are called branches. Vide 1
Roper on Leg. 103; 2 Suppl. to Ves. 307 and Branch; Descent Line; Stirpes.





Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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