saving clause


saving clause
A clause in a statute stating that the valid provisions will be enforced in spite of any judicial determination that certain parts of the action are unconstitutional. 16 Am J2d Const L § 187. A restriction in a repealing act, saving rights, pending proceedings, penalties, etc., from the annihilation which would result from unrestricted repeal. State ex rel. Crow v St. Louis, 174 Mo 125, 73 SW 623.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • saving clause — In a statute, an exception of a special thing out of the general things mentioned in the statute. Ordinarily a restriction in a repealing act, which is intended to save rights, pending proceedings, penalties, etc., from the annihilation which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • clause — / klȯz/ n: a distinct section of a writing; specif: a distinct article, stipulation, or proviso in a formal document a no strike clause in the collective bargaining agreement claus·al / klȯ zəl/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Saving — Sav ing, a. 1. Preserving; rescuing. [1913 Webster] He is the saving strength of his anointed. Ps. xxviii. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saving — saving1 [sā′viŋ] adj. that saves; specif., a) rescuing; preserving b) economizing or economical c) containing an exception; making a reservation [a saving clause] d) compensating; redeeming [a saving grace] n …   English World dictionary

  • saving — adj., n., & prep. adj. (often in comb.) making economical use of (labour saving). n. 1 anything that is saved. 2 an economy (a saving in expenses). 3 (usu. in pl.) money saved. prep. 1 with the exception of; except (all saving that one). 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saving — savingly, adv. /say ving/, adj. 1. tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving. 2. compensating; redeeming: a saving sense of humor. 3. thrifty; economical: a saving housekeeper. 4. making a reservation: a saving clause. n. 5. a reduction or …   Universalium

  • saving — /ˈseɪvɪŋ / (say sayving) adjective 1. that saves; rescuing; preserving. 2. redeeming: a saving sense of humour. 3. economical. 4. making a reservation: a saving clause. –noun 5. economy in expenditure, outlay, use, etc. 6. a reduction or… …   Australian English dictionary


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