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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.

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EPA's proposal will clear the air in parks from the Petrified Forest and Superstition Wilderness in Arizona to the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico.
He added: "We had a good clear the air chat with the players this week and that went on for quite a while, which is good because the players are hurting as much as the staff and the fans.
The bench, therefore, decided to refer the matter to the CJI for constitution of a larger bench to clear the air.
"We want to clear the air and see if we can get progress and anything in motion.
A significant advantage of Clear the Air and other Earth Care Products is that they do not have to make contact with the odor source.
A new campaign is targeting building sites across Liverpool under the "Let's Clear The Air On Dust" banner to raise awareness on the risks of inhalation.
Springfield, Missouri: A foul-smelling plant that turns turkey byproducts into fuel oil was ordered closed by the governor Wednesday until the company finds a way to clear the air." The plant was cited numerous times last year by state environmental officials and agreed to improve its odor-control systems.
Our coalition partner, Clear the Air, made it possible for grassroots leaders to come to Washington to convey the League message and create opportunities for dialogue with undecided Senators.
"It requires funds be spent to clean up dirty diesel emissions and was designed to help clear the air throughout the state.
A 2004 analysis of the bill, funded by the environmental group Clear the Air, found that it would cost about $34 billion annually by 2020, triple the cost of the straw proposal.
In fact, media scrutiny of this issue could have provided the candidates with an opportunity to clear the air regarding any possible hidden agendas or wrongdoing.
A public meeting will be held to clear the air over plans for a new path for walkers and cyclists.