hand

(redirected from handed over)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
See: deliver, employee, handwriting, help, present

HAND. That part of the human body at the end of the arm.
     2. Formerly the hand was considered as the symbol of good faith, and some contracts derive their names from the fact that the hand was used in making them; as handsale, (q.v.) mandatum, (q.v.) which comes from a mandata. The hand is still used for various legal or forensic purposes. When a person is accused of a crime and he is arraigned, and he is asked to hold up his right hand; and when one is sworn as a witness, he is required to lay his right hand on the Bible, or to hold it up.
     3. Hand is also the name of a measure of length used in ascertaining the height of horses. It is four inches long. See Measure: Ell.
     4. In a figurative sense, by hand is understood a particular form of writing; as if B writes a good hand. Various kinds of hand have been used, as, the secretary hand, the Roman hand, the court hand, &c. Wills and contracts may be written in any of these, or any other which is intelligible.

References in periodicals archive ?
Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen quoted Onen as saying that for the first time Greek and Turkish Cypriot police met face-to-face, without a mediator, handed over suspects, thanked each other, and shook hands.
Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:52 Bethlehem/PNN On Tuesday evening, Israeli authorities handed over the bodies of five Palestinians, buried on the Numbers Graveyard.
Building on that model, instructors create documents that will be handed over to the next instructor elaborating upon the progress, strengths, and weaknesses of the TIs.