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[ee-vuh n-han-did] /ˈi vənˈhæn dɪd/
impartial; equitable:
evenhanded justice.
Origin of evenhanded
First recorded in 1595-1605; even1 + handed
Related forms
evenhandedly, adverb
evenhandedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Thin One settled all night disputes in the most evenhanded way.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • Did not evenhanded justice ere-long commend the poisoned chalice to their own lips?

  • But the law is evenhanded; it levies an equal succession-tax on the transmission of badness as of goodness.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Word Origin and History for evenhanded

c.1600, from even (adj.) + hand (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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