A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.
A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
a group of words containing a subject and conjugated verb and which are part of a larger sentence relative clause - also known as adjective clause and adverb clause; a clause which functions as an adjective or adverb does. subordinate clause - a clause which depends on the sentence to complete its meaning, and which cannot stand on its own. independent clause - a clause which could stand on its own.