clear of all deductions

A clause intended to indicate a gift or legacy of a sum which shall remain in the complete amount in which it is designated, without deduction for expenses, inheritance taxes, or estate taxes. Marris v Burton, 11 Sim 161, 59 Eng Reprint 836.

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