Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Clause (Page: 263)

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 (Page: 263)

Clause, n. [Obs.] See Letters clause ∨ close, under Letter.