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A judgement or decision made by a judge or a jury that a defendant who has been charged with a crime is not guilty. (1)
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acquittal (s) (noun), acquittals (pl)
1. A judgement or decision, as by a judge or by a jury, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged and is free to go: The trial resulted in an acquittal of Bryan because he was not even in the neighborhood when and where the woman was robbed.
2. Etymology: from Latin ad, "to" + quitare, "to set free, to clear".
A legal decision by a judge or a jury that a person is not guilty of a criminal act.
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This entry is located in the following units: -al; -ial, -eal (page 5) quies-, -quiet-, -quit- (page 1)