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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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"The faith people have in the Congress has grown consistently and immensely and the outcome will be clearer in upcoming Gujarat elections as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will lose there as well," party leader P.L.
Gwadar Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Balochistan with most clearer and in emerald color waters located in Arabian Sea he said.
Chapters cover: technology; changing language and authority; guidelines to clearer writing; spelling; finding a better word (by far the longest chapter); superfluous and imprecise words and phrases; trouble with short words; passive voice; consistency; word order; punctuation; circumlocution; words and parts of speech for EAL writers; cliches and article titles; constructing sentences; and even drawing graphs.
"The clearer the conditions of a competition, the more remote the possibility of cancellation," Papadopoulou said.
The traffic lights gave clear indications of how long before they were going to change and road markings were much clearer.
Believing that 'everyone has the right to UV protection, no matter what age,' the new campaign 'Clearer Prices, Clearer Vision, No Exceptions, No Hidden Costs' means that Boots Protect lenses for adults, and Boots Protect Ultratough lenses for children, will now come as standard with all frames, even the most basic range.
"So there's a bit of uncertainty surrounding the club but when we come back for pre-season, and get a new manager named, things will be a lot clearer."
The party has agreed to scrap the president''s role, give members an equal vote, and set up a leader''s team which it says will ensure clearer leadership.
21 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that rules governing what must be covered should be clearer.
Market users would not have to use a clearer preferred or owned by an exchange and it would be harder for Deutsche Boerse's Eurex Clearing or the French Clearnet arm of LCH.Clearnet to stay out of a group of clearers which already work together.
The new, clearer design is intended to allow readers to customise to show one of four microsites: Ingredients, Processing, Drug Delivery, and Regulatory & Safety.