clause noun

1 in a legal document

ADJ. clawback (= for retrieving money already paid out), confidentiality, escalator (= that allows for a rise in wages or prices under certain conditions), force majeure, indemnity, liability, limitation, penalty The penalty clause specifies that late delivery will be fined. | escape, exclusion, exemption, get-out, let-out, opt-out

VERB + CLAUSE contain, have The contract contains a confidentiality clause. | add, include, insert, put in We added an opt-out clause to the agreement. | delete, take out | amend

PREP. in a/the ~ There is some ambiguity in this clause. | under a/the ~ Under Clause 5.8, the company is responsible for the health of its employees. | ~ on a clause on pollution

2 in grammar

ADJ. main, subordinate | conditional, coordinate, dependent, finite, independent, infinitive, non-finite, relative | non-restrictive, restrictive a restrictive relative clause | adverbial, nominal, noun

PREP. in a/the ~ The completed action is in the main clause.