Clean hands

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Related to Unclean hands: Equitable estoppel
freedom from guilt, esp. from the guilt of dishonesty in money matters, or of bribe taking.

See also: Hand

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It had laid its unclean hand upon the spotless draperies of his existence, and he had to face it alone with all the world looking on.
The applicant has unclean hands and wants to sanitise blatant disobedience of court orders," said Ms Wambugu.
Frequent handwashing or using an alcohol-based hand rub, sneezing or coughing into your sleeve, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands, and staying home when you are sick are also effective ways of helping to reduce the spread of the flu.
With human workers in the line, there is a risk of contaminating food through unclean hands, a lapse in inspection or failure to monitor temperature.
Thus, the Knights of Rizal, having earlier proposed a national theater a mere 286 meters from the back of the Rizal Monument that would have dwarfed it, comes to this court with unclean hands,' it said.
Oh, Khamenehi, you cursed person, you who has the control of the idolatrous so-called Islamic Iranian regime in your unclean hands, rest assured that soon we will destroy your house like this on your head," the speaker says, pointing to ruins behind him.
Hand washing before a meal has been an integral part of our culture but it is also a well-established fact that handling of food with unclean hands is one of the most common causes of infection among children and adults.
The unclean hands of Taupa is a vital consideration in this court of equity," Ashmore wrote.
That is, the complainant-oriented approach seems cohesive with the law surrounding unconscionability--in particular, fraud, duress, and unclean hands.
Unclean hands will result in a major food penalty for you and your guests.
A similar defense to in pari delicto, is the unclean hands defense which is "derived from the unwillingness of a court .