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Free from doubt, burden, or obstacle; without limitation; plain or unencumbered.
The term is used to mean unambiguous or definitive and has various applications. For example, a clear intent to make a gift means that there is no doubt that the donor had the intent to relinquish all dominion and control over the property.
Clear and convincing proof is evidence that establishes a firm belief in a person's mind that a fact much more likely than not exists.
clear(Apparent), adjective blunt, clarified, clear-cut, demonstrative, direct, distinct, downright, emphatic, évident, evident, exact, explicit, express, expressive, frank, glaring, graphic, identifiable, in bold relief, in evidence, in strong reeief, intelligible, limpid, manifest, observable, outspoken, overt, patent, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, prominent, pronounced, pure, salient, self-evident, showing, shown, straightforward, striking, transparent, unambiguous, unblurred, unclouded, uncovered, understood, undisguised, unequivocal, unevasive, visible, vivid, well-defined, well-marked, well-seen
Associated concepts: clear and convincing danger, clear and present danger, clear-cut question of law, clear meaning, clear preponderance, clear proof, clearly ascertainable, last clear chance
clear(Certain), adjective absolute, actual, ascertained, authoritative, beyond a shadow of a doubt, beyond all dispute, categorical, cogent, conclusive, definite, definitive, doubtless, free from doubt, incontestable, incontrovertible, indefeasible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefragable, irrefutable, positive, questionless, settled without appeal, sure, unassailable, unconfutable, uncontested, uncontroversial, undeniable, undisputed, undoubted, unequivocal, unerring, unhesitating, unimpeachable, unmistakable, unqualified, unquestioned, unrefutable
Associated concepts: clear legal right, clear right, clearly erroneous
clear(Free from criminal charges), adjective acquitted, at liberty, cleared, condoned, delivered, disburdened, discharged, disculpated, dismissed, excused, exempted, exonerated, forgiven, freed, guiltless, immune, justified, manumitted, nonliable, not guilty, pardoned, purged, released, remitted, reprieved, spared, unburdened, uncensurable, unchastised, unpunished, vindicated
clear(Unencumbered), adjective disburdened, exempt, free, free from burden, free from ennumbrance, free from hindrance, free from impediment, free from limitation, free from obstruction, not answerable, not responsible, unaccountable, unbound, unbridled, unconstrained, uncurbed, unfettered, unhampered, unhindered, unobstructed, unrestrained, untrammeled
Associated concepts: clear title
clearverb absolve, acquit, amnesty, deliver, disburden, discharge, disembroil, disencumber, disentangle, dismiss, excuse, exempt, exonerate, explicare, extricate, find not guilty, forgive, free, give a reprieve, give absolution, grant a reprieve, grant amnesty, grant remission, let go, let off, pardon, pronounce not guilty, prove innocent, purge, quash the conviction, release, render free, reprieve, rescue, set at large, set at liberty, set free, shrive, vindicate
Associated concepts: clear and convincing evidence, clear and convincing standard of proof, clear and present danger, clear title, last clear chance doctrine
See also: absolute, absolve, acquit, apparent, arrant, blameless, blatant, certain, clean, cognizable, comment, comprehensible, conclusive, condone, conspicuous, decisive, definite, demonstrable, descriptive, direct, discharge, disencumber, disentangle, displace, earn, eliminate, evident, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, explicit, express, extenuate, extricate, facilitate, flagrant, forgive, forthright, free, gain, immune, inappealable, incontestable, liberate, lucid, manifest, naked, net, obvious, open, orotund, ostensible, overt, palliate, palpable, passable, patent, pay, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, positive, profit, propitious, pure, purge, quit, realize, reap, release, remit, remove, resounding, salient, satisfy, simple, strong, surmount, unambiguous, unblemished, undeniable, unequivocal, unmistakable, vacant, vindicate, visible