handover

or hand-o·ver

[ hand-oh-ver ]
/ ˈhændˌoʊ vər /

noun

the act of relinquishing property, authority, etc.: a handover of occupied territory.

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Origin of handover

noun use of verb phrase hand over
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British Dictionary definitions for handover

hand over

verb (tr, adverb)

to surrender possession of; transfer

noun handover

a transfer or surrender
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Idioms and Phrases with handover

hand over

Release or relinquish to another's possession or control. For example, You may as well hand over the money, or He decided to hand the store over to his children. [c. 1800] For a synonym, see turn over, def. 5.

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