A judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged: the trial resulted in an acquittal [mass noun]: 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.