Definition of clause
- a clause in a contract
The sentence “When it rained they went inside” consists of two clauses: “when it rained” and “they went inside.”
a clause in a will
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grammar : a part of a sentence that has its own subject and verb
: a separate part of a legal document
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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