clean hands

noun plural

Legal Definition of clean hands

: innocence of wrongdoing or deceit plaintiff must come into court with clean hands — see also clean hands doctrine

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“Clean hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/clean%20hands. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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