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  1. (colloquial) A group of two or more words which include a subject and any necessary predicate (the predicate also includes a verb, conjunction, or a preposition to begin the clause; however, this clause is not considered a sentence for colloquial purposes.
  2. (grammar) A word or group of words ordinarily consisting of a subject and a predicate. In some languages and types of clauses, the subject may not appear explicitly. One clause may be coordinated with or embedded in another within a single sentence.
  3. A separate part of a contract, a will or another legal document.

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