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 (e.g. matrix clauses, independent clauses) and subordinate clauses (e.g. embedded clauses, dependent clauses). A main clause can stand...
- 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...
- 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 Supremacy Clause of the Constitution of the United States (Article VI, Clause 2), establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to...
- that source code be distributed at all. In addition to the original (4-clause) license used for BSD, several derivative licenses have emerged that are...
- A subordinate clause, dependent clause or embedded clause is a clause that is embedded within a complex sentence. For instance, in the English sentence...
- 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...
- Jeopardy Clause, provides the right of defendants to be tried only once in federal court for the same offense. The self-incrimination clause provides...
- The Equal Protection Clause is part of the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The clause, which took effect in...
- The Santa Clause is a 1994 American Christmas comedy film written by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, and directed by John Pasquin. The first film in the...