from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A clause in a contract that specifies the conditions under which the promisor is relieved of liability for failure to meet the terms of the contract.

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  • noun figuratively Any clause, term or condition in a contract that allows a party to that contract to avoid having to perform the contract or cancel it.


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