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clause

noun [C]  us   /klɔz/

clause noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

grammar a group of words that includes a subject and a verb to form a simple sentence or only part of a sentence: "If I go to town" is a clause, but not a sentence.

clause noun [C] (LEGAL STATEMENT)

law a part of a written legal document: He had a clause in his movie contract that let him work in the theater.
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