Definition of Clause Four in US English:

Clause Four

(also Clause 4, Clause IV)

noun

British
Politics
  • The fourth clause in the constitution of the British Labour Party; specifically the point of this clause which contained an affirmation of the Party's commitment to the state ownership of industry and services and was revised in 1995 to allow for the alternative of privately owned but publicly accountable utilities.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Labour Party Draft Constitution & Standing Orders. From clause + four.

Pronunciation

Clause Four

/ˌklɔːz ˈfɔː/