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clause

Clauses are groups of words that contain both a subject and a predicate.
There are two main types of clauses: independent clauses, which can function independently as sentences, and dependent clauses, which depend on an independent clause to form a sentence.
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clause

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin clausa, close of a rhetorical period, from feminine of Latin clausus, past participle of claudere, to close.]

claus′al (klô′zəl) adj.

clause

(klɔːz)
n
1. (Grammar) grammar a group of words, consisting of a subject and a predicate including a finite verb, that does not necessarily constitute a sentence. See also main clause, subordinate clause, coordinate clause
2. (Law) a section of a legal document such as a contract, will, or draft statute
[C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin clausa a closing (of a rhetorical period), back formation from Latin clausula, from claudere to close]
ˈclausal adj

clause

(klɔz)

n.
1. a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence.
2. a distinct article or provision in a contract, treaty, will, or other formal or legal written document.
[1175–1225; Middle English claus(e) (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin clausa, back formation from Latin clausula closing of something written, derivative of claus(us), past participle of claudere to close]
claus′al, adj.

clause

A group of words that forms part of a sentence, usually containing a subject and a predicate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clause - (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
grammatical construction, construction, expression - a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
independent clause, main clause - a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
coordinate clause - a clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function
dependent clause, subordinate clause - a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
relative clause - a clause introduced by a relative pronoun; "`who visits frequently' is a relative clause in the sentence `John, who visits frequently, is ill'"
2.clause - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)clause - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
arbitration clause - a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract
deductible - a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount
double indemnity - a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death
escalator, escalator clause - a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
joker - an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent; "when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract"
reserve clause - a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration; "the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"
rider - a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

clause

noun section, condition, article, item, chapter, rider, provision, passage, point, part, heading, paragraph, specification, proviso, stipulation There is a clause in his contract which entitles him to a percentage of the profits.
Translations
عِبارَه، جُمْلَه مُعْتَمِدَهفَقْرَه، بَنْدمَادَّة
klauzuleodstavecvěta
paragrafafsnitklausulledsætning
KlauselNebensatzTeilsatzclause
lakipykälälause
klauzula
cikkelymellékmondat
klásúla, ákvæîisetning
条項
조항
sakinysskirsnis
pantsteikums
clausulenevenschikkingbijzin
glavni stavekstavek
klausul
มาตรา
maddecümlecik
điều khoản

clause

[klɔːz] N (Ling) → oración f; (in contract, law) → cláusula f; (in will) → disposición f

clause

[ˈklɔːz] n
[contract] → clause f
(GRAMMAR) [sentence] → proposition f main clause, subordinate clause

clause

n
(Gram) → Satz m
(Jur etc) → Klausel f

clause

[klɔːz] n (Gram) → proposizione f; (in contract, law, will) → clausola

clause

(kloːz) noun
1. a part of a sentence having its own subject and predicate, eg either of the two parts of this sentence. The sentence `Mary has a friend who is rich' contains a main clause and a subordinate (relative) clause.
2. a paragraph in a contract, will, or act of parliament.

clause

مَادَّة klauzule paragraf Klausel ρήτρα cláusula lakipykälä clause klauzula clausola 条項 조항 clausule klausul klauzula cláusula статья klausul มาตรา madde điều khoản 条款
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It may seem marvellous that, with the world before her -- kept by no restrictive clause of her condemnation within the limits of the Puritan settlement, so remote and so obscure -- free to return to her birth-place, or to any other European land, and there hide her character and identity under a new exterior, as completely as if emerging into another state of being -- and having also the passes of the dark, inscrutable forest open to her, where the wildness of her nature might assimilate itself with a people whose customs and life were alien from the law that had condemned her -- it may seem marvellous that this woman should still call that place her home, where, and where only, she must needs be the type of shame.
In answer to their inquiry he showed them a clause in the deed which provided that they were to keep the house insured for one thousand dollars, as soon as the present policy ran out, which would happen in a few days.
There is no clause in the will to secure it so: his property would go to me; but, to prevent disputes, I desire their union, and am resolved to bring it about.
I obey the first clause of the injunction by trying once more, but am not so successful with the second, for I am very stupid.
I added this saving clause, in the moment of rejecting four richly caparisoned coursers which I had had wild thoughts of harnessing.
It was but a word or two that I could catch, and yet I gathered some important news, for besides other scraps that tended to the same purpose, this whole clause was audible: "Not another man of them'll jine.
The memorandum-book begins with the well-known words saying that `the management of the Opera shall give to the performance of the National Academy of Music the splendor that becomes the first lyric stage in France' and ends with Clause 98, which says that the privilege can be withdrawn if the manager infringes the conditions stipulated in the memorandum-book.
The clause I now read is as plainly written in the Constitution as any other of its provisions:
The competency of this regulation may be estimated by a clause in their treaty of 1683, with Victor Amadeus of Savoy; in which he obliges himself to interpose as mediator in disputes between the cantons, and to employ force, if necessary, against the contumacious party.
But it is not difficult to account, either for this restriction on the general government, or for the manner in which the whole clause is expressed.
He might see a reason for his friend's strange preference or bondage (call it which you please) and even for the startling clause of the will.
It had been handed down from father to son; for the singular clause of the only will that had been found, had caused it to be regarded as a genuine relic, preserved in the family with superstitious veneration.