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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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But, if they seek to glorify God, let them not lift heavenward their unclean hands! If they would serve their fellowmen, let them do it by making manifest the power and reality of conscience, in constraining them to penitential self-abasement!
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.
It also offered an expert opinion by US arbitrator and former president of the International Court of Justice Stephen M Schwebel in relation to its arguments on the TCC's 'unclean hands'.
According to her, infectious diseases, many of which spread by unclean hands, remain the leading cause of death and diseases, hence the need to wash hands with clean soap and water.
Each item of the questionnaire was analyzed, showing that pretest score for questions related to indication for hand washing, minimum timings required for hand rub, and spread of infection from unclean hands was quite low, as compared to post-test score, indicating statistically significant increment (p-value 0.000, 0.001and 0.046 respectively) (Table-I).
Judges of the UN's top court rejected US claims that the case should be thrown out because Iran had "unclean hands" due to alleged links to terrorism, and that the tribunal in The Hague did not have jurisdiction in the lawsuit.
Where a plaintiff has filed a motion for advancement from the defendant corporation of the counsel fees and expenses that he incurred in prosecuting his appeal of a jury verdict, the plaintiff's right to further advancement of his litigation expenses can only be determined after an evidentiary hearing to consider whether he has unclean hands as a consequence of engaging in fraudulent transfers and other actions undertaken to render himself judgment-proof.
Pakistan insists that India comes with unclean hands since Jadhav is a spy and espionage is an exception to the multinational convention.
The judges also unanimously rejected the US claim that the case was an abuse of process, and that it should be thrown out due to Tehran's "unclean hands", the US having cited Iran's alleged sponsorship of terrorism and alleged ambitions to develop nuclear weapons.
Judges rejected US claims the case should be thrown out because Iran had "unclean hands" from alleged links to "terrorism", and the international tribunal in The Hague did not have jurisdiction over the lawsuit.
Iran said the US decision breached 1955 Treaty of Amity with the United States, an agreement signed before Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution severed relations between the countries.At the last hearing on Iran's appeal in October at the Hague-based tribunal, Washington said Iran has unclean hands" and that its alleged support for terrorism should disqualify the case from being heard.
And there are many other things that they have traditionally observed, the purification of cups and jugs and kettles and beds.) So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him, "Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?" He responded, "Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me,teaching as doctrines human precepts.