autrefois acquit

noun
au·​tre·​fois acquit | \ˈō-trə-ˌfwä-\

Legal Definition of autrefois acquit 

: a defendant's plea stating that he or she has already been tried for and acquitted of the same offense

History and Etymology for autrefois acquit

Anglo-French, formerly acquitted

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