Definition of Clause. Meaning of Clause. Synonyms of Clause

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Definition of Clause

Clause
Clause Clause, n. [F. clause, LL. clausa, equiv. to L. clausula clause, prop., close of ? rhetorical period, close, fr. claudere to shut, to end. See Close.] 1. A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document. The usual attestation clause to a will. --Bouvier. 2. (Gram.) A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
Clause
Clause Clause, n. [Obs.] See Letters clause or close, under Letter.

Meaning of Clause from wikipedia

- between main clauses (i.e. matrix clauses, independent clauses) and subordinate clauses (i.e. embedded clauses, dependent clauses). A main clause can stand...
- The Necessary and Proper Clause, also known as the Elastic Clause, is a clause in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution: The Congress...
- The Commerce Clause describes an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The clause states that the...
- The Equal Protection Clause is from the text of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The clause, which took effect in 1868, provides...
- the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, together with that Amendment's Free Exercise Clause, form the constitutional...
- certain traditional linguistic theories, a subordinate clause or dependent clause is a clause that provides a sentence element with additional information...
- the Senate. In combination with the Vesting Clauses of Article Two and Article Three, the Vesting Clause of Article One establishes the separation of...
- An independent clause (or main clause) is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence. An independent clause contains a subject and a predicate...
- 1's Vesting Clause declares that the executive power of the federal government is vested in the president and, along with the Vesting Clauses of Article...
- An adverbial clause is a dependent clause that functions as an adverb. That is, the entire clause modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb[citation...
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