nonrestrictive clause

noun

Definition of nonrestrictive clause 

: a descriptive clause that is not essential to the definiteness of the meaning of the word it modifies (such as who is retired in "my father, who is retired, does volunteer work")

First Known Use of nonrestrictive clause

1916, in the meaning defined above

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