What does clause mean?

clause meaning in General Dictionary

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  • a different part of a written report part or phrase an article stipulation or proviso in a legal document
  • a separate area of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
  • (grammar) a manifestation including a subject and predicate performance as part of a complex sentence
  • a different portion of a written report, part, or phrase; a write-up, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.
  • A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing an interest as well as its predicate.
  • See Letters clause / close, under Letter.

clause meaning in Law Dictionary

solitary paragraph or subdivision of a legal document, such as for example a contract, deed, will, constitution, or statute. Often a sentence or part of a sentence. Selling point of Miles, 08 Conn. 237, 30 Atl. 39, 30 L. R. A. 176; Esclibach v. Collins, 61 Md. 499, 48 Am. Rep. 123.

clause meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "a sentence, a quick statement, a brief passage," from Old French term "stipulation" (in a legal document), 12c., from Medieval Latin clausa "conclusion," found in the feeling of classical Latin clausula "the finish, a closing, cancellation," in addition "end of a sentence or a legal debate," from clausa, fem. noun from previous participle of claudere "to shut, to close, to conclude" (see close (v.)). Grammatical good sense is from c.1300. Legal indicating "distinct condition, stipulation, or proviso" is taped from late 14c. in English. The feeling of "ending" seemingly have fallen from the term between Latin and French.

clause meaning in Business Dictionary

Stipulation, subdivision, or a numbered component or section of a document, that explains, defines, or explains the niche matter. Clauses would be the 'ifs,' 'buts,' and 'ands' of a contract, suggestion, or statute.

clause meaning in Insurance Dictionary

an element of a policy contract, or of an endorsement attached to it, working with a certain topic in the contract—for instance, the "insuring clause" or even the "coinsurance clause."

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Sentence Examples with the word clause

In 1907 an amendment to the constitution was adopted, which struck out from the instrument the clause requiring the payment of a registration fee of one dollar by each elector.

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