\ʌnklˈiːn hˈandz], \ʌnklˈiːn hˈandz], \ʌ_n_k_l_ˈiː_n h_ˈa_n_d_z]\
Definitions of UNCLEAN HANDS
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A legal doctrine that prevents a plaintiff who has acted unethically in relation to a lawsuit from winning the suit or from recovering as much money as she would have if she had behaved honorably. For example, if a contractor is suing a homeowner to recover the price of work he did on the home, his failure to perform the work as specified would leave him with unclean hands.
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