hand down

verb

Definition of hand down 

transitive verb

1 : to transmit in succession (as from father to son)

2 : to make official formulation of and express (the opinion of a court)

First Known Use of hand down

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hand down was in 1651

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hand down

transitive verb

Legal Definition of hand down 

1 : to deliver (the decision or opinion of an appellate court) to the proper office of an inferior court

2 : to make an official formulation of and announce (the decision of a court)

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