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Definition of Acquittal

Acquittal

  1. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.
  2. A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.

Acquittal Quotations

Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
Barbara Amiel

I knew I was coming home, I thought they would consider acquittal, I was disappointed that they didn't.
Louise Woodward

I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state.
Jim Garrison

Among the rednecks of America, which there are many more than people seem to realize, it was terribly damaging. I got blamed for O.J.'s acquittal.
F. Lee Bailey

I made no pretense of doing balanced reporting about murder. I was appalled by defense attorneys who would do anything to win an acquittal for a guilty person.
Dominick Dunne
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Acquittal Translations

acquittal in French is acquittement
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