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clearance order Line breaks: clear|ance order

Definition of clearance order in English:


An order for the demolition of buildings.
Example sentences
  • A slum clearance order was challenged because civil servants, acting on behalf of the minister, had conferred with local officials and heard additional evidence after a public inquiry had ended.
  • The authority has now agreed to demolish the houses under a compulsory clearance order, after the owners refused to renovate or sell them on.
  • Four days later, he signed the first clearance order, which provided for the demolition of unfit houses in the town.
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