Associations to the word «Clause»


CLAUSE, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (grammar) (informal) A group of two or more words which include a subject and any necessary predicate (the predicate also includes a verb, conjunction, or a preposition) to begin the clause; however, this clause is not considered a sentence for colloquial purposes.
CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) A verb along with its subject and their modifiers. If a clause provides a complete thought on its own, then it is an independent (superordinate) clause; otherwise, it is (subordinate) dependent.
CLAUSE, noun. (legal) A separate part of a contract, a will or another legal document.
CLAUSE, verb. (transitive) (shipping) To amend (a bill of lading or similar document).

Dictionary definition

CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence.
CLAUSE, noun. A separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will).

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.