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.
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The hung jury that voted 10-2 for acquittal on the key charges and then the Justice Department’s decision not to retry cleared Menendez criminally — but not morally.
Clinton also noted that there had been negative consequences for him related to the episode, which led to his impeachment by the House but acquittal by the Senate.
So the woman appeals Mumphrey's acquittal and Michigan State reopens the case.
Of Jones-Wright’s 28 cases, one ended with an acquittal, two resulted in lesser misdemeanor convictions, charges were dismissed in two others and the balance ended in guilty verdicts.
Edwards' trial ended in an acquittal on one count with the jury unable to reach a verdict on five others.
There was enough doubt for an acquittal, and the Hanes men planned to try the case without any political or racial overtones.
An appeals court Thursday overturned Exposto's acquittal and found her guilty of drug trafficking, according to Exposto's lawyer, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, AFP reported.
Hearst said she had been abused, threatened and brainwashed, but at the time there was no legal precedent for acquittal due to such manipulation.
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Origin and Etymology 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
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