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Definition of Clause


  1. A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.
  2. A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
  3. See Letters clause / close, under Letter.

Clause Quotations

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness embodied in the due process clause.
William J. Brennan, Jr.

You can't solve a problem as complex as inequality in one legal clause.
Theresa May

If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.
Charles Morgan

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will?
Jon Bon Jovi

And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing.
Jean M. Auel
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Clause Translations

clause in Dutch is bepaling, clausule, voorwaarde
clause in French is clause, stipulation
clause in Italian is frase, clausola
clause in Swedish is klausul, kort sats, bisats
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