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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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THE COST: Jane Peel Out Acne Treatment Gel Patch, $5 for .75 ounces; Biore Blemish Bombs, $6 for 10 .03-ounce packets; Clean & Clear Overnight Acne Patches, $5 for 30
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In general, though, Southeast Asian forests fall to provide fuelwood and timber, whereas South Americans generally burn forests to clear land for crops and cattle raising.
The USD1tn face value swaps that have been cleared are spread between interest-rate swaps, CDS and currency swaps.
UK's Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) (NYSE: BCS) has said that it has cleared USD1tn of privately negotiated derivatives or 'swaps' for its customers on Thursday, Dow Jones has reported.
Between 1995 and 1997 about 94,000 hectares of these highly depleted vegetation communities were cleared each year.