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Definition 1: (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate functioning as a part of a complex sentence - [noun denoting communication]

(clause is a kind of ...) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

"I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause introduced by a relative pronoun

"`who visits frequently' is a relative clause in the sentence `John, who visits frequently, is ill'"

(... is part of clause) a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

"he always spoke in grammatical sentences"

(clause belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 2: a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for clause in the sense of this definition

(clause is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration

"the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"

(... is a kind of clause ) an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent

"when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract"

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount

(... is a kind of clause ) a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract

(... is part of clause) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

(clause belongs to category ...) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

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