clause

Related Terms
Stipulation, subdivision, or a numbered part or section of a document, that clarifies, defines, or explains the subject matter. Clauses are the 'ifs,' 'buts,' and 'ands' of a contract, proposal, or statute.

Use 'clause' in a Sentence

The clause located in section 5 of the contract implicitly states that the school system bears no legal responsibility toward the students or parents when accidents happen outside of the property of the system.
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The paperwork we signed when we bought our house included a peculiar clause stating that it should never be painted purple.
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The sourcing manager for the company added a clause to the vendor's contract to outline additional terms that were not originally written into the document.
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Notable Quotable

The Most Favored Customer Clause
"One useful but fairly uncommon type of contract stipulation is a most-favored-customer clause. Under such an arrangement, no one gets a better price than this customer, or if someone else does then this customer's price drops to that level. This affects future negotiations (it makes things tougher on that customer's competition, and it gives the vendor an excuse not to negotiate with them, if that's what the vendor wants, since its hands are tied.) But it's then easier for that vendors rivals to target its customers, and harder for it to do the reverse. Sometimes this raises the price the vendor can charge, because each customer doesn't negotiate as much, assuming future customers will."
- Tom Murcko