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Meaning of CLAUSE

Pronunciation:  kloz

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

CLAUSE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: article
 See Also: arbitration clause, construction, deductible, dependent clause, document, escalator, escalator clause, expression, grammatical construction, independent clause, main clause, papers, relative clause, rider, section, sentence, subdivision, subordinate clause, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
             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.
  2. \Clause\, n. [Obs.]
    See {Letters clause or close}, under {Letter}.
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