clear


clear
clear adj
1: unencumbered by outstanding claims or interests
a search showed the title was clear
2: free from doubt or ambiguity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

clear
I (apparent) adjective blunt, clarified, clear-cut, demonstrative, direct, distinct, downright, emphatic, evident, evident, exact, explicit, express, expressive, frank, glaring, graphic, identifiable, in bold relief, in evidence, in strong relief, intelligible, limpid, manifest, observable, outspoken, overt, patent, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, prominent, pronounced, pure, salient, self-evident, showing, shown, straightforward, striking, transparent, unadorned, unambiguous, unblurred, unclouded, uncovered, understood, undisguised, unequivocal, unevasive, unmistakable, visible, vivid, well-defined, well-marked, well-seen associated concepts: clear and convincing danger, clear and present danger, clear-cut question of law, clear meaning, clear preponderance, clear proof, clearly ascertainable, last clear chance II (certain) adjective absolute, actual, ascertained, authoritative, beyond a shadow of a doubt, beyond all dispute, categorical, cogent, conclusive, definite, definitive, doubtless, free from doubt, incontestable, incontrovertible, indefeasible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefragable, irrefutable, positive, questionless, settled without appeal, sure, unassailable, unchallengeable, unconfutable, uncontested, uncontroversial, undeniable, undisputed, undoubted, unequivocal, unerring, unhesitating, unimpeachable, unmistakable, unqualified, unquestionable, unquestioned, unrefutable associated concepts: clear legal right, clear right, clearly erroneous III (free from criminal charges) adjective absolved, acquitted, at liberty, cleared, condoned, delivered, disburdened, discharged, disculpated, dismissed, exculpated, excused, exempted, exonerated, forgiven, freed, guiltless, immune, justified, manumitted, nonliable, not guilty, pardoned, purged, released, remitted, reprieved, spared, unburdened, uncensurable, unchastised, uncondemned, unpunished, vindicated IV (unencumbered) adjective disburdened, disencumbered, exempt, free, free from burden, free from encumbrance, free from hindrance, free from impediment, free from limitation, free from obstruction, not answerable, not responsible, unaccountable, unbound, unbridled, unburdened, unconstrained, uncurbed, unfettered, unhampered, unhindered, unobstructed, unrestrained, untrammeled associated concepts: clear title V verb absolve, acquit, amnesty, deliver, disburden, discharge, disembroil, disencumber, disentangle, dismiss, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exonerate, explicare, extricate, find not guilty, forgive, free, give a reprieve, give absolution, grant a reprieve, grant amnesty, grant remission, let go, let off, liberate, pardon, pronounce not guilty, prove innocent, purge, quash the conviction, release, render free, reprieve, rescue, set at large, set at liberty, set free, shrive, vindicate associated concepts: clear and convincing evidence, clear and convincing standard of proof, clear and present danger, clear title, last clear chance doctrine VI index absolute (conclusive), absolve, acquit, apparent (perceptible), arrant (definite), blameless, blatant (conspicuous), certain (positive), clean, cognizable, comment, comprehensible, conclusive (settled), condone, conspicuous, decisive, definite, demonstrable, descriptive, direct (forthright), discharge (liberate), discharge (pay a debt), disencumber, disentangle, earn, evident, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, explicit, express, extenuate, extricate, facilitate, flagrant, forgive, free (relieved from a burden), free, gain, immune, inappealable, incontestable, lucid, manifest, naked (perceptible), net, obvious, open (in sight), orotund, ostensible, overt, palliate (excuse), palpable, passable, patent, pay, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, positive (incontestable), profit, propitious, pure, purge (purify), purge (wipe out by atonement), quit (free of), realize (obtain as a profit), reap, release, remit (release from penalty), remove (eliminate), resounding, salient, satisfy (discharge), simple, strong, surmount, unambiguous, unblemished, undeniable, unequivocal, unmistakable, vacant, vindicate, visible (in full view)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


clear
adj.
Obvious or evident; easy to understand; without a doubt.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


clear
Free from doubt, burden, or obstacle; without limitation; plain or unencumbered.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


clear
Free from doubt, burden, or obstacle; without limitation; plain or unencumbered.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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