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evenhanded

[ee-vuh n-han-did] /ˈi vənˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
impartial; equitable:
evenhanded justice.
Origin of evenhanded
1595-1605
1595-1605; even1 + handed
Related forms
evenhandedly, adverb
evenhandedness, noun
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  • Did not evenhanded justice ere-long commend the poisoned chalice to their own lips?

  • The Thin One settled all night disputes in the most evenhanded way.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • But the law is evenhanded; it levies an equal succession-tax on the transmission of badness as of goodness.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Word Origin and History for evenhanded

c.1600, from even (adj.) + hand (n.).

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