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clause

Clauses are groups of words that contain both a subject and a predicate.
There are two main types of clauses: independent clauses, which can function independently as sentences, and dependent clauses, which depend on an independent clause to form a sentence.
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clause

Law a section of a legal document such as a contract, will, or draft statute

Clause

 

a technical legal term used to denote:

(1) Each individual provision or condition in such documents as constitutions, statutes, declarations, laws, treaties, resolutions, and instructions.

(2) In the narrow sense, a special provision or reservation attached to a treaty.

clause

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(computer science)
A part of a statement in the COBOL language which may describe the structure of an elementary item, give initial values to items in independent and group work areas, or redefine data previously defined by another clause.

clause

In the AIA documents, a subdivision of a subparagraph, identified by four numerals, e.g., 3.3.10.1.

clause

(logic)
A logical formula in conjunctive normal form, which has the schema

p1 ^ ...^ pm => q1 V ... V qn.

or, equivalently,

~p1 V ... V ~pn V q1 V ... V qn,

where pi and qi are atoms.

The operators ~, ^, V, => are connectives, where ~ stands for negation, ^ for conjunction, V for disjunction and => for implication.

clause

(grammar)
A part of a sentence (or programming language statement) that does not constitute a full sentence, e.g. an adjectival clause in human language or a WHERE clause in a SQL statement.
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163) Voir toutefois Bail, supra note 4 a la p 7-38 (oU l'auteur argumente qu'une disposition contractuelle qui prevoit payer a l'employe ce qui lui est deja du aux termes du contrat ne pourrait pas etre adequate pour constituer une contrepartie valable dans le but de faire respecter une clause restrictive).
169) Voir par ex Woodward v Stelco Inc (1999), 20 CCEL (2e) 70,66 CPR (3e) 491 (Div gen Ont), conf par [1998] 80 CPR (3e) 319 (CA), autorisation de pourvoi a la CSC refusee, 26865 (4 mars 1999) (oU la Cour a conclu que le versement d'avantages additionnels en echange pour une promesse de ne pas faire concurrence n'etait pas une clause restrictive).
Article 775 of the Civil Procedure Code applies to insurance policies and provides that: "it shall not be permissible to challenge the insured neither with the conditions relating to nullity or loss of right unless it was clearly presented, nor the arbitration clause unless it was made in a special agreement independent of the general conditions.
When an ADR clause is added simply as a midnight or champagne clause, key features can be absent.
The same event can be considered both as the cause and as the temporal locator of the main clause and the two interpretations coexist.
In some states, a no-contest clause may apply only to certain portions of the client's estate plan.
The possibility to replace the construction by a content clause introduced by the phrase the fact that is associated with the gerundial status of the construction (Duskova 1988: 572).
The fact that the buyer made a specific, positive statement of nonreliance ("I relied only on" as opposed to "I have not relied on") combined with an integration clause was sufficient to disclaim fraud in the eyes of the court.
These violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause pose a grave threat to the United States and its citizens," the lawsuit reads in part.
23) Relying on the Commerce Clause, Congress used its power to introduce the TVPA of 2000 to combat sex trafficking.
The case was settled but the settlement agreement required Oltrin to release JCI from the non-compete clause, transfer a minimum volume of bulk bleach contracts back to JCI, and provide JCI a short-term backup supply agreement to facilitate its re-entry into the North Carolina and South Carolina markets.
Diessel and Tomasello (2000) explored the frequency of relative clause production by children in English and German.