un hand

unhand

[uhn-hand]
verb (used with object)
to take the hand or hands from; release from a grasp; let go: Unhand me, you wretched coward!

Origin:
1595–1605; un-2 + hand

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unhand (ʌnˈhænd)
 
vb
archaic, literary or (tr) to release from the grasp

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unhand
c.1600, "to release from one's grasp," from un- (2) + verbal derivative of hand (n.).
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