Definition of acquittal in English:

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acquittal

Pronunciation: /əˈkwɪt(ə)l/

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;
informal let-off, letting off

Words that rhyme with acquittal

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

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