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Definition of 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 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

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

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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