noun \ə-ˈkwi-təl\

: the act of deciding that a person is not guilty of a crime : the act of acquitting someone

Full Definition of ACQUITTAL

:  a setting free from the charge of an offense by verdict, sentence, or other legal process

Examples of ACQUITTAL

  1. The case resulted in acquittal of the defendant.
  2. Several jurors voted for acquittal.
  3. The case resulted in an acquittal of the defendant.

First Known Use of ACQUITTAL

15th century

Other Legal Terms

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