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acquittal

noun ac·quit·tal \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
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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

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ACQUITTAL Defined for Kids

acquittal

noun ac·quit·tal \ə-ˈkwi-təl\

Definition of ACQUITTAL for Kids

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

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