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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nonrestrictive clause? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the significant part of a grievance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!