hand up

verb
handed up; handing up; hands up

Definition of hand up

transitive verb

of a jury
: to deliver (an indictment) to a judge or higher judicial authority

First Known Use of hand up

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Hand up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20up. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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Legal Definition of hand up

: to deliver (an indictment) to a judge or higher judicial authority

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