(redirected from clearing off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.


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.
References in periodicals archive ?
But Kidderminster did not lie down, Darryl Clarke clearing off the home line and Harriers' Drewe Broughton hitting the post.
Luton were nearly beaten out of sight in the first half, with Steve Davis clearing off the line from Tony Humes and Ian Feuer making a super save.