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 last case, involving defendant Artie Bailey, ended in an acquittal in late 2002.
After six-years of investigations, both processes were resolved, resulting in full acquittal.
In 2016, only 0.36 percent of criminal court trials resulted in acquittals, according to Russia’s Supreme Court.
Jurors told Judge Amalia Meza they were deadlocked 11-1 for acquittal on the murder charge.
LeBlanc said in granting the defense team's request for acquittal.
Defense attorneys filed motions for acquittal last month after prosecutors finished presenting their case, but Andrews has not yet ruled on them.
A year later, and nearly one month since the acquittal on all charges of the first of those arrested to stand trial, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in January dropped the charges for 129 of the defendants.
Morrison's motion for acquittal was granted by Copple.
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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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