hand down

Definitions of "hand down"
  1. The act of formally communicating an appellate court's decision or opinion to the appropriate office of a lower court
  2. The act of officially establishing and sharing the decision made by a court
How to use "hand down" in a sentence
  1. The jury will hand down its verdict tomorrow.
  2. The judge had to hand down a difficult decision in the custody dispute.
  3. Once all evidence has been presented in the trial, the court will hand down its judgment.

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