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

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson