reserve clause
noun Date: 1890 a clause formerly placed in a professional athlete's contract that reserved for the club the exclusive right automatically to renew the contract and that bound the athlete to the club until retirement or until the athlete was traded or released

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  • reserve clause — reserve′ clause n. spo a clause in the contract of a professional athlete that binds the player to a team for a season beyond the expiration of the contract unless a new contract has been made or the player has been sent to another team •… …   From formal English to slang

  • reserve clause — ☆ reserve clause n. a condition in the contracts of professional baseball players, allowing team owners to extend expired contracts for one additional year …   English World dictionary

  • Reserve clause — The reserve clause is a term formerly employed in North American professional sports contracts. The reserve clause , contained in all standard player contracts, stated that, upon the contract s expiration the rights to the player were to be… …   Wikipedia

  • reserve clause — noun a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club • Hypernyms: ↑article, ↑clause • Part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reserve clause — A clause included in contracts of professional athletes whereby the athlete s service is reserved for the team holding his contract. It represents a hold on the player by the team which has contracted with him, and such team has the exclusive… …   Black's law dictionary

  • reserve clause — Sports. the clause in the contract of a professional player in some sports that binds the player to a team for a season beyond the expiration of the contract in the event a new contract has not been made meanwhile or the player has not been sent… …   Universalium

  • reserve clause — A term, in popular use in reference to the contracts of professional athletes, especially baseball players, whereunder the services of the athlete are reserved for the club, although not engaged for more than one year at a time. See reserved… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Reserve — (sometimes Reserves) may refer to:* Course reserve, library materials reserved for particular users * Dynamic reserve, the set of metabolites that the organism can use for metabolic purposes * Reserve clause, in North American professional sports …   Wikipedia

  • réserve — [ rezɛrv ] n. f. • 1342; de réserver I ♦ (Abstrait) Le fait de garder pour l avenir. 1 ♦ Dr. Clause restrictive qu on ajoute afin de ne pas se trouver lié par une obligation. Faire ses réserves : se prémunir contre l interprétation qui pourrait… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • réservé — réserve [ rezɛrv ] n. f. • 1342; de réserver I ♦ (Abstrait) Le fait de garder pour l avenir. 1 ♦ Dr. Clause restrictive qu on ajoute afin de ne pas se trouver lié par une obligation. Faire ses réserves : se prémunir contre l interprétation qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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