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Definitions for acquittal
əˈkwɪt lac·quit·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquittalnoun

    a judgment of not guilty

Wiktionary

  1. acquittalnoun

    The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.

  2. acquittalnoun

    A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquittalnoun

    the act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance

  2. Acquittalnoun

    a setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court

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  1. Acquittal

    In the common law tradition, an acquittal formally certifies that the accused is free from the charge of an offense, as far as the criminal law is concerned. This is so even where the prosecution is abandoned nolle prosequi. Under the rules of double jeopardy and autrefois acquit, an acquittal operates to bar the retrial of the accused for the same offense, even if new evidence surfaces that further implicates the accused. The effect of an acquittal on criminal proceedings is the same whether it results from a jury verdict, or whether it results from the operation of some other rule that discharges the accused. Scots law has two acquittal verdicts: not guilty and not proven. However a verdict of "not proven" does not give rise to the double jeopardy rule.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquittal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquittal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of acquittal in a Sentence

  1. Joe Manchin:

    Schumer said. ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE TO CONVICT TRUMP IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Republicans had long-predicted a bipartisan acquittal, but the last-minute decision by the three robbed Trump of that talking point. With Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, defecting from his party and voting for guilt on one article of impeachment, it was Democrats who celebrated bipartisanship. The vote created a bipartisan impeachment that can never be erased from history, Schumer said. Democrats touted the party unity and praised the House impeachment managers for making a convincing case. There was a bipartisan vote -- even though it wasnt two thirds -- that found President Trump guilty, Stabenow said. Every single Democrat plus one Republican. On Monday, Manchin took to the Senate floor to push for a lighter measure ofcensure againstTrump and he was considered by Republicans one of their best bets for a defection. For his part, Manchin said he prayed on the decision. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP This was the most difficult decision Ive ever had to make, Manchin told reporters afterward. This is not a political vote whatsoever. Its not whether I like the president. Ive always had a good relationship [with Trump], but I love my country, and I have an obligation, responsibilities and my duties to my country. And if I cant explain that then shame on me.

  2. President Clinton:

    It is crucial to our system of justice that we demand the truth. I fear that an acquittal of this President will weaken the legal system by providing an option for those who consider being less than truthful in court.

  3. Ath Thon:

    This (the acquittal) is strange and rare in Cambodia.

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    The speaker of The House says that Senate Republicans refuses to accept this acquittal, whatever that means. Perhaps Senate Republicans will tear up the verdict like Senate Republicans tore up the State of the Union address. So I would ask my distinguished colleagues across the aisle, is this really, really where you want to go ?

  5. Cemal Temizoz:

    I fought against terrorism and organized crime, i did the impossible in Cizre: I made it a peaceful town. I request my acquittal.

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