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agree to grant or concede (usu. fol. by a clause serving as an object). [1/6 definitions]
apodosis in a conditional sentence, the clause that expresses the result or conclusion, sometimes beginning with "then". (Cf. protasis.)
appositive in grammar, a word, phrase, or clause that functions as a noun and is placed, without a conjunction, immediately after a noun or noun equivalent that refers to the same person, place, or thing, such as "a devoted scholar" in "my mother, a devoted scholar". [1/2 definitions]
argue to maintain or contend (often fol. by a clause). [1/5 definitions]
believe to feel with some confidence; suppose (usu. fol. by a clause serving as object). [1/6 definitions]
complex sentence a sentence composed of a main or independent clause and one or more dependent or subordinate clauses, such as "This is an independent clause, whereas this is a dependent clause".
construe to explain the grammatical uses of words in a clause or sentence. [1/6 definitions]
covenant such an agreement or clause in an agreement when made by law. [1/6 definitions]
dependent clause a clause that is syntactically not a complete sentence and is used only with an independent clause where it has the function of a noun, adjective, or adverb, such as "when he arrived" in "He seemed tired when he arrived"; subordinate clause; relative clause.
escalator clause a clause in a contract that provides for adjustment in prices, wages, and the like, based on changes in production costs, the cost of living, or the like.
grandfather clause a clause in certain laws, agreements, or the like that exempts from a control or restriction those already engaged in an act that the new law now forbids. [1/2 definitions]
independent clause in grammar, a clause that can function independently as a complete sentence; main clause.
insist to state with firmness or resolve (usu. fol. by a clause). [1/4 definitions]
limiting in grammar, of or designating an adjective or clause that restricts the meaning or application of a noun or noun equivalent. [1/2 definitions]
main clause in grammar, esp. in a sentence that contains more than one clause, a clause that can function by itself as a sentence; independent clause.
marvel to be filled with awe or amazement at (usu. fol. by a clause). [1/3 definitions]
nor used to continue or elaborate a negative statement in a preceding clause. [1/2 definitions]
promise to pledge or assure (usu. fol. by an infinitive or clause). [1/7 definitions]
protasis in a conditional sentence, the clause that expresses the condition, usu. beginning with "if". (Cf. apodosis.)
provision a formal statement or clause arranging a condition. [1/6 definitions]
proviso a clause that stipulates a condition or restriction in a document, such as a legal agreement or contract. [1/2 definitions]