Origin of clause
Related formsclaus·al, adjectivesub·claus·al, adjectivesub·clause, noun
Can be confusedclause claws
Definition for clause (2 of 2)
in terrorem clause
Origin of in terrorem clause
Examples from the Web for clause
Sanford hits back at Sullivan, who “has certainly not lived up to this clause.”
There may even be a clause in her contract by which she has to agree to certain content restrictions.
But an aspect that is particularly troubling is that such a clause exists at all.
Although the text seems straightforward on its face, the meaning of the Clause cannot be found in its words.Judges Now Recognize Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Are Irrational|Geoffrey R. Stone|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tapsic would sign a contract with Brooklyn and had a clause where he could not be sent down to the minor leagues.Playing Pinochle and Breaking Barriers With Jackie Robinson|Evan Weiner|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From what clause or clauses in the Constitution is the power to acquire foreign territory derived?Government in the United States|James Wilford Garner
Mr. Chairman, the explanation given to this clause does not satisfy my mind.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
Skillful wording of a clause, the right moment, and opportune recognition do the business.A Little Journey in the World|Charles Dudley Warner
This clause is decidedly in favour of the man who insures a large yacht, but is of little use to the owner of a small craft.Yachting Vol. 1|Various.
When there are two words in a clause, each capable of being an antecedent, the relative refers to the latter.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham