One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A subsidiary section of a clause in a bill, contract, or treaty.
- ‘The standard's description of option analysis lists the priority of risk control measures in Clause 6.2, subclauses a, b, and c.’
- ‘In this bill, if we excluded subclauses and of clause 4, the rest could stand alone.’
- ‘Rather than supporting businesses that seek to reclaim brownfield land, however, many cities have in place archaic laws full of clauses and subclauses that add further time and cost to a project.’
- ‘Subclause was deleted and subclause was amended by adding, at the end of the clause, the phrase ‘except to the extent such claim has been disclosed in schedule 4.34.’
- ‘The amendment adds to clause 19 new subclause, which states: ‘The Minister must consult with all other generators before determining the terms of the contract.’’
A subordinate clause.
- ‘Okay, so Hari has left out a subclause and a comma.’
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