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[hand-oh-ver] /ˈhændˌoʊ vər/
the act of relinquishing property, authority, etc.:
a handover of occupied territory.
Also, hand-over.
Origin of handover
noun use of verb phrase hand over Unabridged
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  • Was even written on the piece of paper acknowledging the handover of some land the family owned back then.
  • Calls for a complete handover are continuing unabated.
  • But a handover of power-whenever that happens-may not be smooth.
  • He was not due to take over until next year, but the handover was accelerated in the midst of the crisis.
  • And the fact that with the planned handover of symbolic sovereignty a month away, no plan was yet in place.
  • Transfer of accountability: transforming shift handover to enhance patient safety.
  • But before the handover, this kind of mixture is absolutely invisible.
British Dictionary definitions for handover

hand over

verb (transitive, adverb)
to surrender possession of; transfer
a transfer or surrender
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