en clair

[ahn kler]

adverb, adjective French.

(especially of diplomatic messages) in ordinary language; not written or sent in code or cipher.

Origin of en clair

literally, in clear
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British Dictionary definitions for en clair

en clair

adverb, adjective

in ordinary language; not in cipher

Word Origin for en clair

literally: in clear
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