I (clear) adjective clear-cut, coherent, comprehensible, concrete, conditional, confining, conterminable, conterminate, cramped, crystal clear, definite, determinable, determined, distinct, distinguishable, evident, exact, explicit, express, fixed, in focus, manifest, narrow, obvious, patent, perceptible, plain, precise, qualified, quantified, recognizable, specific, straightened, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable II (determined) adjective actual, bound, bounded, determined, finite, fixed, limited, precise, restricted, specific, stated associated concepts: defined crime, defined nature of an offense, defined offense, defined within a statute III index actual, coherent (clear), comprehensible, exact, express, manifest, narrow, perceptible, precise, qualified (conditioned), stated, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable

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