Definition of acquittal in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkwid(ə)l/


A judgment that a person is not guilty of the crime with which the person has been charged: the trial resulted in an acquittal the women felt their chances of acquittal were poor
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  • Routine acquittals of obviously guilty people would quickly breed contempt for the law.
  • Now the choice is go to trial on a felony assault charge and hope for an acquittal or plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
  • From his arrest until his acquittal at the Crown Court, the Applicant was on bail.
clearing, exoneration, absolution;
discharge, release, freeing
formal exculpation

Words that rhyme with acquittal

belittle, brittle, committal, embrittle, it'll, kittle, little, remittal, skittle, spittle, tittle, victual, whittle

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Syllabification: ac·quit·tal

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