escape clause

noun

Definition of escape clause

: a part of a contract that allows a person to get out of the contract in a particular situation

Word by Word Definitions

escape play
  1. : to get away (as by flight)

  2. : to issue from confinement

  3. : to run wild from cultivation

  1. : an act or instance of escaping: such as

  2. : flight from confinement

  3. : evasion of something undesirable

  1. : providing a means of escape

  2. : providing a means of evading a regulation, claim, or commitment

clause play
  1. : a group of words containing a subject and predicate and functioning as a member of a complex (see 2complex 1b(2)) or compound (see 2compound 3b) sentence

  2. : a separate section of a discourse (see 1discourse 2) or writing


Law Dictionary

escape clause

noun

legal Definition of escape clause

: a clause in a contract that allows a party to avoid liability under the contract for specified reasons; especially : a provision in an insurance policy that denies coverage when other insurance covers the risk

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