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English definition of “clause”

clause

noun [C] (LEGAL DOCUMENT)    /klɔːz/ US  /klɑːz/
a particular part of a written legal document, for example a law passed by Parliament or a contract (= an agreement): They have added/deleted/amended a clause in the contract which says the company can make people redundant for economic reasons. Clause 4 of the constitution is thought to be the most important section.Official documents
(Definition of clause noun (LEGAL DOCUMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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