Definition of 'acquit'
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That all journalists charged are now acquitted is no surprise. The Sun (2016)Although all but one were acquitted of treason charges, others were found guilty of murder and spent years in prison. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Six other soldiers were also acquitted of all charges linked to the case. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was acquitted of one charge of obtaining a money transfer by deception. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But he was acquitted on three charges of soliciting murder and one of stirring up racial hatred. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was acquitted and released from custody. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Three other defendants were found not guilty and one was acquitted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The change of story led to the officer being acquitted as the court martial collapsed. The Sun (2016)Many had been acquitted in courts or served their sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the officers were acquitted at court the following year. The Sun (2014)He was acquitted of 11 charges this year and will not face another trial. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The incident occurred 16 years ago but the officers had been acquitted by lower courts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A few people acquitted themselves well in this case. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All are acquitted and released. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Four were acquitted, one was committed to a psychiatric hospital and others were given from five years to life in prison. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Cyprus court acquitted two other British men of all charges. The Sun (2013)He was fined 500 for contempt of court on Monday after the trial collapsed and the defendants had to be formally acquitted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ten pleaded guilty to growing the drugs but the other four, who denied the charges, were acquitted when the site owner refused to testify against them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'acquit'
British English: acquit VERB
If someone is acquitted of a crime in a court of law, they are formally declared not to have committed the crime.
He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
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