hand (n.)
signature, written authorization
KJ IV.ii.215[Hubert to King John, of Arthur's death warrant] Here is your hand and seal for what I did
R2 III.iii.77[King Richard to his opponents] show us the hand of God / That hath dismissed us from our stewardship
WT IV.iv.281[Autolycus to Dorcas, of the truth of a ballad] Five justices' hands at it
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