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escape clause

Syllabification: es·cape clause

Definition of escape clause in English:

noun

A clause in a contract that specifies the conditions under which one party can be freed from an obligation.
Example sentences
  • However, he said the indefinite agreement did have an escape clause in case one party wanted to pursue other avenues.
  • The contract has an escape clause that allows him the right to opt out within seven days of Sunday's final game in San Diego.
  • Granted, there is an escape clause in the contract but it is limited to a specific injury and for a specific time period.

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