Part of speech: noun

A distinct part of a composition, as a paragraph, division, or article.

Part of speech: noun

A subordinate sentence.

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Usage examples "clause":

  1. I did my best to live up to its provisions, but I am afraid that the profanity clause at least was occasionally violated by some of the bull- whackers. - "An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)", Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody).
  2. " Haven't you known all these weeks when I've been seeing you every few days at the club, and at my own house several times,"- he dwelt on the second clause as if the breach of hospitality on Wheaton's part had been the grievous offense,-" haven't you known that the old man was chasing over the country in his carpet slippers buying all that stock he could lay his hands on?" - "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.
  3. The representation of himself as servant gives the reason for the conduct described in the previous clause. - "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.