ETYM Cf. French clarification, Latin clarificatio glorification.
An interpretation that clears up ambiguity; SYN. elucidation.
Commerce, official statement that dues have been paid, and permit to sail or move goods. clearance inward, clearance to vessel in port having discharged cargo. clearance outward, clearance to vessel about to sail.
1. Permission to proceed
2. The distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them.
ETYM French purification, Latin purificatio. Related to Purify.
1. Cleaning by getting rid of impurities.
2. The act of purging of sin or guilt.