Definition - What does Clause mean?

A clause is a specific section in a contract, will, deed or other legal document. Clauses often expand upon a certain issue within the document, or clarify a certain point.

In the context of the law, clauses must be adhered to when legally binding documents are agreed to and signed.

Justipedia explains Clause

There are many different types of clauses used within many different types of documents. For example, insurance contracts, loan agreements, and even the United States Constitution have clauses.

If a person who is under contractual obligation fails to adhere to a specific clause, then the other contract member can sue for breach of contract.

Clauses are helpful for structuring legal documents because they provide clarity and help specific points to be made.

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