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Acquit

To set free, release or discharge as from an obligation, burden or accusation. To absolve one from an obligation or a liability; or to legally certify the innocence of one charged with a crime.

acquit

v. what a jury or judge sitting without a jury does at the end of a criminal trial if the jury or judge finds the accused defendant not guilty. (See: verdict)

acquit

verb absolve, absolvere, clear, declare innocent, discharge, discharge from accusation, excuse, exempt, exonerate, find not guilty, give a favorable verdict, grant remission, let off, liberare, liberate, make free, pardon, pronounce not guilty, prove innocent, purgare, release, remit, reprieve, set at liberty, set free
Associated concepts: acquittal in fact, acquittal in law
See also: absolve, clear, comport, demean, deport, discharge, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, extenuate, forgive, free, liberate, palliate, pardon, pay, purge, quit, remit, remunerate, vindicate

acquit

see AQUITTAL.
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Steele was acquited of PJ's murder at the High Court in Glasgow in December.
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Aitken was acquited in triumph but the episode and the doubt cast over his reputation scuppered his hopes for a safe Parliamentary seat in 1970.
Hamdan was subsequently convicted by the commission on the material support charge and acquited of the charge of conspiracy, and sentenced to 66 months with credit for serving all but five months.
Cochran became a legal superstar defending Simpson, who was acquited of murdering his ex-wife and her lover in 1995Meanwhile, court officials in Santa Maria are probing claims that jurors in Jackson's trial were overheard mocking one of his alleged victims.
Steven Reid has acquited himself well since he came out here but experience does come into the equation.
McAnallen has acquited himself brilliantly against the country's top midfielders so far in his young senior career, and is looking to pitting his wits against Cavan's new duo.
Nowlan acquited himself quite well and had a brief flirtation with the subsequent Five Nations.
McEniff feels Kennelly has acquited himself and has had a major influence on the squad.
Inside them Daragh Ryan did another great impression of Brian Lohan while Darren Stamp acquited himself when switched to half-back.
The fact is Mattie Murphy's latest creation has acquited themselves superbly in the league and done everything asked of them.