Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    In equal hand, i. e., in the hands of an indifferent person.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In equal hand; held equally or indifferently between two parties. Where an instrument was deposited by the parties to it in the hands °f a third person, to keep on certain conditions, it was said to be held in æquali manu. Reg. Orig. 28