Definition of acquittal in English:

acquittal

Line breaks: ac¦quit|tal
Pronunciation: /əˈkwɪt(ə)l
 
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noun

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
absolution, clearing, exoneration, exculpation, declaration of innocence; discharge, release, freeing, liberation, deliverance; vindication
informal let-off, letting off

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