Meaning of “hand sth down” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hand sth down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hand sth down

phrasal verb with hand uk /hænd/ us verb

to give or teach something to a younger member of your family:

hand sth down from sb to sb The men practise a skill handed down from father to son.

LAW to announce a decision in a court of law:

He showed little emotion when the 20-year sentence was handed down.

(Definition of “hand sth down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)