saving clause

noun

sav·​ing clause
: a clause in a statute exempting something from the statute's operation or providing that the rest of it will stand if part is held invalid
also : a contractual clause providing that if part of the contract is invalidated the rest shall remain in effect

called also savings clause

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“Saving clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/saving%20clause. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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