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 for Clause
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clause \Clause\, n. [Obs.]
     See Letters clause or Letters close, under Letter.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clause \Clause\, n. [F. clause, LL. clausa, equiv. to L.
     clausula clause, prop., close of ? rhetorical period, close,
     fr. claudere to shut, to end. See Close.]
     1. A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or
        sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal
        document.
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              The usual attestation clause to a will. --Bouvier.
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     2. (Gram.) A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a
        sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
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