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adjective as in acquired

adjective as in inherited

adjective as in secondhand

adjective as in time-honored

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Example Sentences

Some “hanging judges” have handed down hundreds of death sentences at a time.

No indictments have been handed down against the police officers in question.

He may have some questions to answer about the indictments handed down Friday night.

After the judge handed down the sentence many of the journalists' family members were in tears.

After the sentence was handed down, the men were led in handcuffs out of the courthouse amid crowds of people.

Richard Lussher was not a remarkable man, or if he was the memory of his extraordinary qualities has not been handed down to us.

The jury handed down the verdict that the parsons were entitled to their back pay but awarded damages of one penny to each parson.

But, you will say, these miracles are recorded in books which through constant tradition have been handed down to us.

But riding to battle was not walking to meet the doom handed down by Iftikhar Eddauleh.

Form and feature, mind and heart, had been handed down from father to son, as great types are.


On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to handed-down, such as: accrued, bequeathed, endowed, given, granted, and inherited.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.