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clause British & World English

A unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate

main clause British & World English

A clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate

final clause British & World English

A clause expressing purpose or intention (e.g. one introduced by in order that or lest)

escape clause British & World English

A contract provision which specifies the conditions under which a party can be freed from an obligation

saving clause British & World English

A provision in a contract, statute, or other legal document containing an exemption from one or more of its conditions or obligations

small clause British & World English

A clause which contains neither a finite verb nor the infinitive marker ‘to’, for example him groan in I heard him groan

contact clause British & World English

A relative clause appended without a relative pronoun to the noun phrase that governs it, as in the man I saw yesterday

gagging clause British & World English

A condition in a contract of employment forbidding an employee from publicly disclosing information about their employer or work

objects clause British & World English

A clause in a memorandum of association specifying the objects for which the company was established

conscience clause British & World English

A clause in a law providing for exemption or other allowances on the grounds of moral or religious conscience

exclusion clause British & World English

A contractual provision disclaiming liability for a particular eventuality

escalator clause British & World English

A clause in a contract that allows for a rise in wages or prices under certain conditions

grandfather clause British & World English

A clause exempting certain pre-existing classes of people or things from the requirements of a piece of legislation

let-out clause British & World English

A clause specifying a circumstance in which the terms of an agreement or contract shall not apply

subordinate clause British & World English

A clause, typically introduced by a conjunction, that forms part of and is dependent on a main clause (e.g. ‘when it rang’ in ‘she answered the phone when it rang’)

Establishment Clause British & World English

The clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits the establishment of religion by Congress

subclause British & World English

A subsidiary section of a clause in a bill, contract, or treaty

escalation clause in escalator clause British & World English

A clause in a contract that allows for a rise in wages or prices under certain conditions

clause English Thesaurus

a new clause had been added to the treaty

clause English-Spanish

cláusula f

break clause English-Spanish

cláusula, cláusula


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