1. A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.
The usual attestation clause to a will. --Bouvier.
2. Gram. A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
Clause, n. [Obs.] See Letters clause or Letters close, under Letter.
n 1: (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate
but not constituting a complete sentence
2: a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or
contract or will) [syn: article]