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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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* Of the property crimes, law enforcement agencies nationwide cleared 12.7 percent of burglary offenses, 18.0 percent of larceny-thefts, and 13.0 percent of motor vehicle thefts.
The real test of the performance of the local chief executives lies in their consistency of maintaining the cleared roads beyond the September 29 deadline with the support of the police and the Barangays,' he said.
Those cleared for the various electoral offices include: Mrs Funke Egbemode, cleared as Presidential candidate, while Messrs Umar Saidu and Chooks Ogbonnaya were cleared as contestants for the office of Deputy President.
In the aftermath of the rain and snowfall, he said, vehicular traffic on the Abbottabad-Murree Road was suspended completely at few places and partially at most parts which was later cleared.
It's less than 100 hectares,' he said, adding the offenders had not cleared the whole area.
Iranian weightlifter cleared 185kg in the Snatch and a record 228kg in the clean and Jerk by winning gold medal, followed by Sobirov Farkhodbek of Uzbakistan with 181kg in Snatch and 210kg weight in the Clean and Jerk while Liu Hao of China, who also received a hamstring injury during the third attempt of the Clean and Jerk, cleared a weight of 176kg in the Snatch and 211kg in the Clean and Jerk.
The upfront payment must be required under a contract that is cleared by a derivatives clearing organization or a clearing agency that is registered as a derivatives clearing organization under the Commodity Exchange Act or as a clearing agency under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, respectively;
* The FBI bases percent cleared statistics on aggregated offense and clearance totals.
Electronic trade processing platform for OTC derivative transactions MarkitSERV announced on Wednesday that live OTC derivative trades delivered by the company were centrally cleared by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and through CME Clearing.
Small areas can be cleared and replanted with Douglas fir without threatening the health of the forest ecosystem or risking significant blow-down, as often happens after large clear-cuts disturbing the root systems of trees in adjacent parcels.
The Supreme Court finally cleared the way to proceed with the new air quality standards in February 2001, and within a few months, EPA analysts had readied an aggressive "straw proposal"--the plan they would initially bring to the bargaining table where Clear Skies would be hammered out--for reducing power plant pollution.