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autrefois acquit

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

Legal Definition of autrefois acquit

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

Origin and Etymology of autrefois acquit

Anglo-French, formerly acquitted


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