clean-handed


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clean-hand·ed

(klēn′hăn′dĭd)
adj.
Innocent; guiltless.

clean′-hand′ed



adj.
free from wrongdoing; guiltless.
[1720–30]
clean′hand′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clean-handed - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame
righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
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