Acquittal

  • 1 acquittal — ac·quit·tal /ə kwit əl/ n 1: release or discharge from debt or other liability 2: a setting free or deliverance from the charge of an offense by verdict of a jury, judgment of a court, or other legal process see also implied acquittal; judgment… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Acquittal — Ac*quit tal, n. 1. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 acquittal — (n.) early 15c., payment of debt or retribution; see ACQUIT (Cf. acquit) + AL (Cf. al) (2). Sense of a release from debt or obligation is from mid 15c.; that of freeing from charge or offense (by legal process) is from 1530s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 acquittal — [n] declaration removing blame absolution, acquitting, amnesty, clearance, deliverance, discharge, discharging, dismissal, dismissing, exculpation, exemption, exoneration, freeing, letting off, liberation, pardon, release, releasing, relief from …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 acquittal — [ə kwit′ l] n. [ME aquital < Anglo Fr aquitaille: see ACQUIT] 1. an acquitting; discharge (of duty, obligation, etc.) 2. Law a setting free or being set free by judgment of the court …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Acquittal — Not Guilty redirects here. For the song, see Not Guilty (song). Criminal procedure …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 acquittal — noun VERB + ACQUITTAL ▪ return (BrE), vote for (AmE) ▪ The jury returned an acquittal after only 22 minutes. ▪ She claimed she had been intimidated into voting for acquittal. ▪ direct (BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 Acquittal — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Acquittal >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 acquittal acquittal acquitment Sgm: N 1 clearance clearance exculpation Sgm: N 1 acquittance acquittance clearance exoneration Sgm: N 1 discharge discharge …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 acquittal — /euh kwit l/, n. 1. the act of acquitting; discharge. 2. the state of being acquitted; release. 3. the discharge or settlement of a debt, obligation, etc. 4. Law. judicial deliverance from a criminal charge on a verdict or finding of not guilty.… …

    Universalium

  • 10 acquittal — n. (legal) to bring in an acquittal (the jury brought in an acquittal) * * * [ə kwɪtl] (legal) to bring in an acquittal (the jury brought in an acquittal) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 acquittal — [[t]əkwɪ̱t(ə)l[/t]] acquittals N VAR Acquittal is a formal declaration in a court of law that someone who has been accused of a crime is innocent. ...the acquittal of six police officers charged with the beating of an alleged drug dealer... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 acquittal — UK [əˈkwɪt(ə)l] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms acquittal : singular acquittal plural acquittals an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of The trial ended in his acquittal …

    English dictionary

  • 13 acquittal — A verdict of not guilty. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 525. Not a matter of formal judgment, where the record in the case against the defendant ends with the verdict of acquittal. Arnold v State, 76 Wyo 445, 306 P2d 368, 65 ALR2d 839. Ordinarily, in… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 acquittal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Exoneration Nouns acquittal, quittance, exculpation, absolution, exoneration, clearing, vindication; discharge, release, dismissal, grace, quietus, reprieve, respite, absolution, remission; amnesty,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 acquittal — ac|quit|tal [ ə kwıtl ] noun count or uncount an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of: The trial ended in his acquittal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 acquittal — noun the acquittal of the defendants Syn: clearing, exoneration, absolution; discharge, release, freeing; formal exculpation Ant: conviction …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 acquittal — acquit ► VERB (acquitted, acquitting) 1) formally declare that (someone) is not guilty of a criminal charge. 2) (acquit oneself) behave or perform in a specified way. DERIVATIVES acquittal noun. ORIGIN Latin acquitare pay a debt …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 acquittal — noun Date: 15th century a setting free from the charge of an offense by verdict, sentence, or other legal process …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 acquittal — noun /ʌ.kwɪt.əl/ a) The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance. b) (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 acquittal — Synonyms and related words: accordance, acquitment, acquittance, adherence, amortization, amortizement, binder, care, carrying out, cash, cash payment, clearance, compliance, condemnation, conformance, conformity, debt service, decision, defrayal …

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