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evenhanded

[ee-vuh n-han-did]
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  1. impartial; equitable: evenhanded justice.
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Origin of evenhanded

First recorded in 1595–1605; even1 + handed
Related formse·ven·hand·ed·ly, adverbe·ven·hand·ed·ness, noun
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even-handed

adjective
  1. dealing fairly with all; impartial
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Derived Formseven-handedly, adverbeven-handedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for even-handed

evenhanded

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

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