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Definition of "clause" []

  • Grammar A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence. (noun)
  • A distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clause" in a sentence
  • "By claiming power under the coinage clause, Mr. Bernanke was behaving a bit like Secretary of State Alexander Haig when, after President Ronald Reagan was shot, he suggested, albeit fleetingly, that he had the constitutional authority of the president."
  • "Some people in the Debian community think that this clause is at odds with the Debian Free Software Guidelines."
  • "This clause is the PJ's protection against being involved in a libel suit because someone on the copy desk decided to be "cute" with the caption."