Definition of 'acquittal'
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If the court disputes the acquittal, it will demand a new trial. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His plea of insanity was rejected, but the sensational trial ended in acquittal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The report of his acquittal by the court was confined to a small item in one of the side columns dealing with minor news. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No information was available on how many of these led to a conviction, acquittal or to charges being dropped. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or a trial and acquittal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So far the courts have handed down ten convictions and one acquittal in more than 20 cases that have seen mainly foreigners in the dock. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'acquittal'
British English: acquittal NOUN
Acquittal is a formal declaration in a court of law that someone who has been accused of a crime is innocent.
The judge ordered their acquittal.
Definition of acquittal from the Collins English Dictionary
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