What is UPLIFTED HAND?

The hand raised towards the heavens, in one of the forms of taking an oath, instead of being laid upon the Gospels. UPPER BENCH. The court of king’s bench, in England, was so called during the interval between 1649 and 1660, the period of the commonwealth, Rolle being then chief justice. See 3 BL Comm. 202. UPSET PRICE 1189 USE

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