verb (tr, adverb)
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Words nearby hand down
Idioms and Phrases with hand down
Bequeath to one's heirs, as in The silver and jewels have been handed down from generation to generation in that family. [Late 1600s]
Make and pronounce an official decision, especially the verdict of a court. For example, The judge wasted no time in handing down a sentence of contempt of court. [First half of 1900s] Also see hand on; hand over.