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English noun: clause

1. clause (communication) (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence

Broader (hypernym)construction, expression, grammatical construction

Narrower (hyponym)coordinate clause, dependent clause, independent clause, main clause, relative clause, subordinate clause

Part meronymsentence

Domain categorygrammar

2. clause (communication) a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

Narrower (hyponym)arbitration clause, deductible, double indemnity, escalator, escalator clause, joker, reserve clause, rider

Part meronymdocument, papers, written document

Domain categorycontract

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