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Hand Down

hand down vt

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)


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.