Clause

Letter-clause, a close letter sealed with the royal signet or privy-seal, in opposition to letters-patent, which are left open, the seal being attached simply as a legal form (“Clause,” Latin clausus, shut, closed. “Patent,” Latin patens, open.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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