Meaning of clause

clause

Pronunciation: (klôz), [key]
— n.
  1. a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence.
  2. a distinct article or provision in a contract, treaty, will, or other formal or legal written document.
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