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The idiomatic sense is from The Bible's account of Pontius Pilate washing his hands and refusing to condemn Jesus.
- Hyphenation: hi‧naw
- to wash one's hands or another's
- (idiomatic) to wash one's hands of; to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for; to refuse to have any further involvement with
For quotations using this term, see Citations:hinaw.
hináw or hinaw