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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clause  \Clause\,  n.  [F.  clause,  LL  clausa,  equiv.  to  L. 
  clausula  clause,  prop.,  close  of  ?  rhetorical  period,  close 
  fr  claudere  to  shut,  to  end  See  {Close}.] 
  1.  A  separate  portion  of  a  written  paper,  paragraph,  or 
  sentence;  an  article,  stipulation,  or  proviso,  in  a  legal 
  document. 
 
  The  usual  attestation  clause  to  a  will  --Bouvier. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  A  subordinate  portion  or  a  subdivision  of  a 
  sentence  containing  a  subject  and  its  predicate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clause  \Clause\,  n.  [Obs.] 
  See  {Letters  clause  or  close},  under  {Letter}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clause 
  n  1:  (grammar)  an  expression  including  a  subject  and  predicate 
  but  not  constituting  a  complete  sentence 
  2:  a  separate  section  of  a  legal  document  (as  a  statute  or 
  contract  or  will)  [syn:  {article}] 




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