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Definition of "not guilty" []

  • A formal plea by a defendant of not being culpable for the crime with which the defendant is charged. (noun)
  • A verdict or formal finding by the legal system that a defendant is not culpable for the crime with which the defendant was charged. (noun)
  • A member of a jury or tribunal supporting acquittal, or a vote cast in support of acquittal. (noun)
  • A person who has been acquitted of a crime. (noun)
  • Of a person, legally innocent of a crime which they have been accused of in a court of law. (adjective)

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Use "not guilty" in a sentence
  • "Lugo, 30, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of grand theft, burglary and possession of stolen property for allegedly stealing the 1965 Picasso drawing called "Tete de Femme Head of a Woman.""
  • "Neighbors looking for the boy stopped knocking on doors Wednesday when his remains were found and police arrested Levi Aron, a 35-year-old hardware supply clerk who has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed Leiby and dismembered him."
  • "William Insell was found not guilty on all counts."