Definition of acquittal
: a setting free from the charge of an offense by verdict, sentence, or other legal process
Examples of acquittal in a sentence
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 English Language Learners
Definition of acquittal for English Language Learners
: the act of deciding that a person is not guilty of a crime : the act of acquitting someone
ACQUITTAL Defined for Kids
Definition of acquittal for Students
: the act of declaring someone innocent of a crime or wrongdoing
Legal Definition of acquittal
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