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Other Clause Definition

[n] (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
[n] a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

Synonyms

article

Misc. Definitions

\Clause\, n. [F. clause, LL. clausa, equiv. to L. clausula clause, prop., close of ? rhetorical period, close, fr. claudere to shut, to end. See {Close}.]
1. A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document. The usual attestation clause to a will. --Bouvier.
2. (Gram.) A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
\Clause\, n. [Obs.] See {Letters clause or close}, under {Letter}.

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