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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.
We would urge the courts to hand down the toughest possible sentences to people who attack our staff.
How can a judge sit there and hand down such a weak sentence?
Too many judges today hand down life sentences with a rider, that the convicted person should serve a minimum number of years, but that's not life, is it?