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hand down

to announce or deliver a decision or verdict.
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BEIRUT: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced Friday that it will hand down a judgment in the case against Al-Akhbar Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim al-Amin in two weeks.
Hand down to oSSenders who kill whilst using knives a death sentence as a standard punishment.
A second witness told how Evans allegedly twice put his hand down his trousers at the 2003 Tory conference in Blackpool.
AMBULANCE chiefs in the West Midlands have called on the courts to hand down tougher sentences for thugs who attack paramedics as they try to work.
A Bahrain court has adjourned the case of an 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in protests against the government and says it will hand down a verdict on July 5.
The defendant was also said to have put his hand down the girl's jeans on the same occasion.