unhand

[uhn-hand]

Origin of unhand

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-2 + hand
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unhand

verb
  1. (tr) archaic, or literary to release from the grasp
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Word Origin and History for unhand
v.

c.1600, "to release from one's grasp," from un- (2) + verbal derivative of hand (n.).

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