escape clause

Definition of "escape clause"
  1. A section of a contract allowing a participant to avoid a commitment if a specific instance arises
How to use "escape clause" in a sentence
  1. The construction contract included an escape clause in case of natural disasters.
  2. Because of the escape clause, they could exit the agreement if sales declined.
  3. They were relieved when the escape clause permitted them to pull out of the investment.

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