Definition of subclause in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbklɔːz/


1chiefly Law A subsidiary section of a clause in a bill, contract, or treaty.
Example sentences
  • Rather than supporting businesses that seek to reclaim brownfield land, however, many cities have in place archaic laws full of clauses and subclauses that add further time and cost to a project.
  • The standard's description of option analysis lists the priority of risk control measures in Clause 6.2, subclauses a, b, and c.
  • In this bill, if we excluded subclauses and of clause 4, the rest could stand alone.
2 Grammar A subordinate clause.
Example sentences
  • Okay, so Hari has left out a subclause and a comma.

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