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clause

[ klawz ]SEE DEFINITION OF clause

Synonyms for clause

  • article
  • paragraph
  • passage
  • provision
  • requirement
  • section
  • specification
  • stipulation
  • catch
  • chapter
  • codicil
  • condition
  • heading
  • item
  • joker
  • kicker
  • limitation
  • part
  • point
  • proviso
  • rider
  • ultimatum
  • fine print
  • small print
  • string attached to something
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Antonyms for clause

  • whole
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLAUSE

I showed him my clause, and we went over it together twice or thrice.

The third clause was about the growth and spread of anarchism.

Any to whom this clause in the articles was distasteful might follow some other leader.

Insert a clause upon postboys, sir, and I 'll second the measure.

By that clause Nikita was to be Prince Michael's heir, in case he had no son.

He never mentioned anything about clause 3, which was not published.

What clause in the first sentence should be made most prominent?

This clause was the subject of a great diversity of sentiment in the convention.

The clause was suggested by Adamson, and it reflects his character.

(a) The first clause may be thrown into the form of an independent statement; the second cannot.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "a sentence, a brief statement, a short passage," from Old French clause "stipulation" (in a legal document), 12c., from Medieval Latin clausa "conclusion," used in the sense of classical Latin clausula "the end, a closing, termination," also "end of a sentence or a legal argument," from clausa, fem. noun from past participle of claudere "to close, to shut, to conclude" (see close (v.)). Grammatical sense is from c.1300. Legal meaning "distinct condition, stipulation, or proviso" is recorded from late 14c. in English. The sense of "ending" seems to have fallen from the word between Latin and French.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLAUSE

act

nounlegislative document

article

nounsection of document
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