contract clause

noun

often capitalized both Cs
: the clause in Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits states from passing any laws that render contracts invalid or impair the obligations under them

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“Contract clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/contract%20clause. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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