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escape clause

noun
1.
a provision in a contract that enables a party to terminate contractual obligations in specified circumstances.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Each policy contained an escape clause avoiding liability for a loss if there was other insurance covering the poultry houses.
  • The call is written using an escape clause, which is delimited by braces.
  • Some commenters suggested that the clause either be clarified or deleted to prevent it becoming an escape clause.
British Dictionary definitions for escape clause

escape clause

noun
1.
a clause in a contract freeing one of the parties from his obligations in certain circumstances
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