Contracts. A particular disposition which makes part of a treaty; of an act of the legislature; of a deed, written agreement, or other written contract or will. When a clause is obscurely written, it ought to be construed in such a way as to agree with what precedes and what follows, if possible.
- n. A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document. (Gram.) A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
- n. See Letters clause or close, under Letter.