Definitions for hand down

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  1. hand-me-down, hand-down(verb)

    passed on from one person to another

    "not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes"

  2. hand down(verb)

    passed on, as by inheritance

    "This ring was handed down through many generations"

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  1. hand down(Verb)

    To transmit in succession, as from father to son, or from predecessor to successor.

  2. hand down(Verb)

    To deliver (the decision of a court, etc.)

  3. hand down(Verb)

    To forward to the proper officer (the decision of a higher court).

  4. hand down(Verb)

    To donate (as second hand.)


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