escape clause

noun

Definition of escape clause

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

Word by Word Definitions

escapeplay
  1. :  to get away (as by flight)

    :  to issue from confinement

    :  to run wild from cultivation

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

    :  flight from confinement

    :  evasion of something undesirable

  1. :  providing a means of escape

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

clauseplay
  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

    :  a separate section of a discourse (see 1discourse 3) or writing

    :  a distinct article in a formal document


Law Dictionary

escape clause

noun

Legal Definition of escape clause

  1. :  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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