Legal definition of acquittal
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acquittal

1
A jury verdict that a criminal defendant is not guilty, or the finding of a judge that the evidence is insufficient to support a conviction.
2
/əˈkwɪt.əl/ The decision of a court that someone is not guilty.
Source: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus. website
3
The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.

A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.
Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia. website. license
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