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Clause

clause n

: a distinct section of a writing
;specif
: a distinct article, stipulation, or proviso in a formal document [a no-strike in the collective bargaining agreement]
claus·al [klȯ-zəl]
adj


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.