acquittal


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ac·quit·tal

 (ə-kwĭt′l)
n.
1. Judgment, as by a jury or judge, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged.
2. The state of being found or proved not guilty.

acquittal

(əˈkwɪtəl)
n
1. (Law) criminal law the deliverance and release of a person appearing before a court on a charge of crime, as by a finding of not guilty
2. a discharge or release from an obligation, duty, debt, etc

ac•quit•tal

(əˈkwɪt l)

n.
1. judicial deliverance from a criminal charge on a verdict or finding of not guilty.
2. the act of acquitting; discharge.
3. the state of being acquitted; release.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French]

acquittal

The decision by a judge or jury that an accused person is not guilty of a crime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquittal - a judgment of not guiltyacquittal - a judgment of not guilty    
final decision, final judgment - a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
judgment of conviction, sentence, conviction, condemnation - (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"

acquittal

noun clearance, freeing, release, relief, liberation, discharge, pardon, setting free, vindication, deliverance, absolution, exoneration, exculpation the acquittal of six police officers charged with beating a man

acquittal

noun
Law. A freeing or clearing from accusation or guilt:
Translations
تَبْرِئَه
osvobozující rozsudekzproštění viny
frifindelse
sÿknun
zbavenie viny
aklanmaberaat

acquittal

[əˈkwɪtl] N (Jur) → absolución f, exculpación f

acquittal

[əˈkwɪtəl] n (LAW) (from accusation of crime)acquittement m

acquittal

nFreispruch m(on von)

acquittal

[əˈkwɪtl] n (Law) → assoluzione f

acquit

(əˈkwit) past tense, past participle acˈquitted verb
to declare (an accused person) to be innocent. The judge acquitted her of murder.
acˈquittal noun
He was released from prison following his acquittal.
References in classic literature ?
It was true that the association with this man had been fatal to him-- true that if he had had the thousand pounds still in his hands with all his debts unpaid he would have returned the money to Bulstrode, and taken beggary rather than the rescue which had been sullied with the suspicion of a bribe (for, remember, he was one of the proudest among the sons of men)--nevertheless, he would not turn away from this crushed fellow-mortal whose aid he had used, and make a pitiful effort to get acquittal for himself by howling against another.
Every intelligent person present could see that the prisoner's chance of an honorable acquittal depended on tracing the poison to the possession of his wife--or at least on proving her expressed intention to obtain it.
No sooner was the acquittal pronounced, than tears were shed as freely as blood at another time, and such fraternal embraces were bestowed upon the prisoner by as many of both sexes as could rush at him, that after his long and unwholesome confinement he was in danger of fainting from exhaustion; none the less because he knew very well, that the very same people, carried by another current, would have rushed at him with the very same intensity, to rend him to pieces and strew him over the streets.
His acquittal was complete, his friendship warmly honoured, a lively interest excited for his friend, and his description of the fine country about Lyme so feelingly attended to by the party, that an earnest desire to see Lyme themselves, and a project for going thither was the consequence.
The gentleman who was against him had to speak first, and being in dreadfully good spirits (for he had, in the last trial, very nearly procured the acquittal of a young gentleman who had had the misfortune to murder his father) he spoke up, you may be sure; telling the jury that if they acquitted this prisoner they must expect to suffer no less pangs and agonies than he had told the other jury they would certainly undergo if they convicted that prisoner.
Acquit me here, and procure for me, when it is allowable, the acquittal and good wishes of that said Emma Woodhouse, whom I regard with so much brotherly affection, as to long to have her as deeply and as happily in love as myself.
She went into his service immediately after her acquittal, tamed as she is now.
He only allowed so much of it to appear as sufficed to ensure the acquittal of an innocent man.
She is innocent, my Elizabeth," said I, "and that shall be proved; fear nothing, but let your spirits be cheered by the assurance of her acquittal.
With a much worse grace than that wherewith he had penned the letter to Bois-Guilbert, the Prior wrote an acquittance, discharging Isaac of York of six hundred crowns, advanced to him in his need for acquittal of his ransom, and faithfully promising to hold true compt with him for that sum.
But such a defence as would be acceptable to his judges and might procure an acquittal, it is not in his nature to make.
If anything had been needed to give an impetus to Jack McMurdo's popularity among his fellows it would have been his arrest and acquittal.