Noun Acquittal Definition and Examples







A judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
  1. mass noun 'the women felt their chances of acquittal were poor'
  2. 'If the court is not satisfied that D did what was alleged, an acquittal must follow.'
  3. 'I am therefore of the view that it is not appropriate to substitute a verdict of acquittal for the conviction.'
  4. 'The motion for a directed verdict of acquittal on count two is dismissed.'
  5. 'Any charge ever brought against him resulted in an acquittal.'
  6. 'The significance of these statements is tempered by the fact that 14 of the acquittals and 1 conviction were reversed and remanded for retrial, the results of which are unknown to us.'
  7. 'Now the choice is go to trial on a felony assault charge and hope for an acquittal or plead guilty to a misdemeanor.'
  8. 'From his arrest until his acquittal at the Crown Court, the Applicant was on bail.'
  9. 'Many acquittals are obtained in cases where the defense cannot offer jurors an alternative suspect for the crime.'
  10. 'By last year, the rate of jury acquittals had fallen to 15 percent.'
  11. 'The appellate court affirmed 51 acquittals and 19 findings of medical negligence by defendant physicians.'
((n.) The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.|--|(n.) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.|--|)


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.


"There can be acquittal rates."
"There can be acquittal outcomes."
"There can be acquittal cases."
"There can be acquittal worths."
"There can be acquittal rulings."
"There can be acquittal reverses."
"acquittals can be on charges."
"people/places/organizations can have acquittals."
"officers can have acquittals."
"people can have acquittals."
"acquittals can be in others."
"killers can have acquittals."
"generals can have acquittals."
"acquittals can be by juries."
"acquittals can be as triumphs."
"acquittals can be on counts."
"walkers can have acquittals."
"soos can have acquittals."
"policemen can have acquittals."
"organizations can have acquittals."

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