from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A provision in an agreement or regulation giving a party or beneficiary the benefit of an increase in payment, or an excuse from payment of an additional amount, where some specified change in financial conditions occurs, such as an increase in cost of living.
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- noun law A
clausein a leaseor contractthat guaranteesa change in the agreement priceonce a particular factorbeyond controlof either partyaffecting the value has been determined.
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- noun a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
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