branch (n.)
division, section, part [of an argument]
CE V.i.106 [Abbess to Adriana] It is a branch and parcel of mine oath
Cym V.v.384 [Cymbeline to all, of discovering his two sons] This fierce abridgement / Hath to it circumstantial branches
Ham V.i.11 [First Clown to Second Clown] an act hath three branches
LLL I.i.21 [King to all, of signing their vow] That his own hand may strike his honour down / That violates the smallest branch herein
MV II.ii.58 [Launcelot to Gobbo] according to ... the Sisters Three and such branches of learning