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acquittal

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noun ac·quit·tal \ə-ˈkwi-təl\

Simple Definition of acquittal

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of acquittal

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

Examples of acquittal in a sentence

  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.



15th Century

First Known Use of acquittal

15th century


ACQUITTAL Defined for Kids

acquittal

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noun ac·quit·tal \ə-ˈkwi-təl\

Definition of acquittal for Students

  1. :  the act of declaring someone innocent of a crime or wrongdoing




Law Dictionary

acquittal

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noun ac·quit·tal \ə-ˈkwit-əl\

Legal Definition of acquittal

  1. 1 :  release or discharge from debt or other liability

  2. 2 :  a setting free or deliverance from the charge of an offense by verdict of a jury, judgment of a court, or other legal process — see also implied acquittal, judgment of acquittal at judgment 1a — compare conviction





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