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Escalator Clause

escalator clause n

1 : a clause in a contract that provides for an increase in the amount of the payments made under the contract to reflect an increase in costs or the raising of a government-imposed cap on costs
2 : a clause in an employment contract that provides for an increase in wages to reflect a rise in the cost of living but prohibits a decrease to reflect a drop in the cost of living

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

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