contract clause

Definition of "contract clause"
  1. A provision included in Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution that strictly disallows states from enacting any laws that make contracts void or hinder the obligations associated with them
How to use "contract clause" in a sentence
  1. The lawsuit was centered around the violation of the contract clause.
  2. The state was prohibited from passing the proposed law under the scope of the contract clause.
  3. When drafting the new law, lawmakers had to ensure it did not infringe on the contract clause in the U.S. Constitution.

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