Definition for Clause

clause, n. [OFr < med. L. clausula, close of a period or formula, conclusion.] (webplay: proviso, sentence, will).

  1. Constituent; element; section in a will and testament.
  2. Phrase; short sentence; formal statement; distinct part of an expression; [polysemy] provision in a prisoner's penalty document.
  3. Article; stipulation; proposition in a legal document; [metonymy] law; justice system.

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