Exclusion clause definition

What does Exclusion clause mean?

An exclusion clause is a clause that excludes or restricts liability for non-performance or default in performance of a contractual obligation.


A contractually agreed limit on liability for non-performance of an agreement and a defence to the extent permitted by law.
An exclusion clause is a clause that excludes or restricts liability. Therefore, it is a clause under which a party seeks to exclude or limit its liability for non-performance of the contract. For example, such a clause may set a monetary cap on liability or restrict or exclude the rules of procedure or evidence.

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