Simple Definition of acquittal
: 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
The case resulted in acquittal of the defendant.
Several jurors voted for acquittal.
The case resulted in an acquittal of the defendant.
First Known Use of acquittal
ACQUITTAL Defined for Kids
Definition of acquittal
: the act of declaring someone innocent of a crime or wrongdoing
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