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clause (s) (noun), clauses (pl)
1. A separate section of a legal document: "There was a clause in the will indicating a special provision for his children."
2. A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence: "Clauses that express a complete thought are called independent because they can stand alone; while clauses that do not express a complete thought are called dependent because they cannot stand alone."
3. Etymology: from Old French clause, from Medieval Latin clausa, "conclusion", from Latin clausula, "the end, a closing, a termination"; also "end of a sentence or a legal argument"; from clausus, claudere, "to close, to shut, to conclude".
clause, claws
clause (KLAWZ) (noun)
Part of a compound sentence which includes a subject and verb: Shelly set off the clause in her sentence with quotation marks to highlight its importance.
claws (KLAWZ) (noun)
Sharp nails at the end of the foot of an animal or at the end of a limb; such as, a crab: The banquet included Alaskan crab claws as a special treat.

The eagle was carrying a rabbit in its sharp claws.

The opera diva always had a clause in her contract that stipulated that she would be served crab claws on ice after each concert.

Word Entries containing the term: “clause
exculpatory clause
1. A contract clause which releases one of the parties from liability for his/her wrongful acts.
2. A provision in a document which protects a party from liability arising, in the main, from negligence; such a clause is common in leases, contracts, and trusts.
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