Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Closed; sealed.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A single paragraph or subdivision of a legal document, such as a contract, deed, will, constitution or statute. Sometimes a sentence or part of a sentence. Appcal of Miles, 68 Conn. 237, 36 Atl. 39, 36 L. In A. 176; Eschbach v. Collins, 61 Md. 499, 48 Am. Rep. 123.
    —Clause irritant. In Scotch law. By this clause, in a deed or settlement, the acts or deeds of a tenant for life or other proprietor, contrary to the conditions of his right, become null and void ; and by the "resolutive" clause such right becomes resolved and extinguished. Bell.
    — Clause potestative. In French law. The name given to the clause whereby one party to a contract reserves to himself the right to annul it.
    —Clause rolls. In English law. Rolls which contain all such matters of record as were committed to close write ; these rolls are preserved in the Tower.