Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To acquit; to justify; to excuse.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Plain; evident; free from doubt or conjecture; also, unincumbered; free from deductions or draw-backs.
    —Clear annual valne. The net yearly value to the possessor of the property, over and above taxes, interest on mortgagee, and other charges and deductions. Groton v. Boxborough, 6 Mass. 56; Marsh v. Hammond, 103 Mass. 149; Shelton v. Campbell, 109 Tenn. 690, 72 S. W. 112.
    —Clear annuity. The devise of an annuity "dear" means an annuity free from taxes (Hodgworth v. Crawley, 2 Atk. 376) or free or clear of legacy or inheritance taxes. In re Bispbam's Estate, 24 Wkly. Notes Cas. (Pa.) 79.
    —Clear days. If a certain number of clear days be given for the doing of any act, the time is to be reckoned exclusively, as well of the first day as the last. Rex v. Justices, 3 Bam. & Aid. 581; Hodgins v. Hancock, 14 Mees. & W. 120; Slate v. Marvin, 12 Iowa, 502.
    —Clear evidence or proof. Evidence which is positive, precise and explicit, as opposed to ambiguous, equivocal, or contradictory proof, and which tends directly to establish the point to which it is adduced, instead of leaving it a matter of conjecture or presumption, and is sufficient to make out a prima facie case. Mortgage Co. v. Pace, 23 Tex. Civ. App. 222, 56 S. W. 377; Reynolds v. Blaisdell, 23 R. I. 16, 49 Atl, 42; Ward v. Waterman. 85 Cal. 488, 24 Pac. 930; Jennyn v. McClure, 195 Pa. 245, 45 Atl. 988; Winston v. Burnell, 44 Kan. 367, 24 Pac. 477, 21 Am. St. Rep. 289; Speni-cer v. Colt, 89 Pa. 318; People v. Wreden, 59 Cal. 395.
    —Clear title. One which is not subject to any incumbrance. Roberto v. Bassett, 105 Mass. 409.