- the clearing of a ship at a port.
- Also called clearance papers.the official papers certifying this.
Origin of clearance
Examples from the Web for clearance
Contemporary Examples of clearance
Clearance is determined by a having a current test entered into PASS.How Will Porn Solve Its HIV Crisis?
September 12, 2013
In 2008 it granted “top secret” clearance to an employee who had recently been convicted of lying to government officials.Booz Allen Keeps Winning Government Security Contracts After Snowden Leak
August 15, 2013
The depth of the background investigations depends on the level of clearance.
Insiders suggest it could take up to three fiscal years and a senatorial act to overhaul the current clearance system.
Some say there are systematic problems with the methods OPM uses to carry out its clearance investigations.
Historical Examples of clearance
I desire you will come to the bottom of it in clearance to me.Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)
This was sent up for clearance, and insofar as the citizenship angle was concerned, I agreed with what they had done.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The obtaining of a clearance at the custom-house was not a very difficult matter.
Not only that, but they have a clearance for this kind of special work—we've needed them before.Out Like a Light
Gordon Randall Garrett
They got their clearance without delay and headed for the ready room.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
- the process or an instance of clearingslum clearance
- (as modifier)a clearance order
- the disposal of merchandise at reduced prices
- (as modifier)a clearance sale
- the act of hitting or kicking a ball out of the defensive area, as in football
- an instance of this