Definition of subclause in English:

subclause

noun

  • 1Law
    A subsidiary section of a clause in a bill, contract, or treaty.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’’
  • 2Grammar
    A subordinate clause.

    • ‘Okay, so Hari has left out a subclause and a comma.’

Pronunciation:

subclause

/ˈsʌbklɔːz/