clause - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/klɔːz/
singularclause
pluralclauses
  1. 1
    legal a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done

    There is a clause in the contract requiring a fee to be paid if the holiday is cancelled.

  2. 2
    linguistics a group of words that contains a verb and often a subject, object, complement and adjunct. A sentence consists of one or more clauses. For example the sentence ‘If you can help, please get in touch’ has two clauses.