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Definition of "acquittal" []

  • Judgment, as by a jury or judge, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged. (noun)
  • The state of being found or proved not guilty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acquittal" in a sentence
  • "So woudl you agree that an arrest and acquittal is not different in this way from an arrest and release on bail?"
  • "So woudl you agree that an arrest and acquittal is not different in this way from an arrest and release onbail?"
  • "(Here in the Netherlands, where we have no juries, appealing an acquittal is always possible.) Martinned (Quote)"