Definition of Acquittal

1. Noun. A judgment of not guilty.

Generic synonyms: Final Decision, Final Judgment
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Acquit
Antonyms: Conviction



Definition of Acquittal

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

Definition of Acquittal

1. Noun. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance. ¹

2. Noun. (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acquittal

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Acquittal

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acquittal (current term)
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acrania

Literary usage of Acquittal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"12; nor ia an acquittal as principal any bar to an indictment as accessory after: 2 Hawk. PC c. 35. a. 11 ; 2 Hale 244. An acquittal as a principal was ..."

2. A Brief for the Trial of Criminal Cases by Austin Abbott, William Constantine Beecher (1902)
"acquittal for variance. A plea of former acquittal is not sustainable where ... An acquittal under an indictment for burglary in breaking into the house of ..."

3. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"We must not judge of the value of such an acquittal by the ideas of our own ... The only difference between such an acquittal and a modern acquittal on a ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Plea of former conviction or acquittal.—The pleas of autrefois acquit and ... In most of the states, a plea of former acquittal or conviction must be ..."

5. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1890)
"Neither an acquittal upon an indictment for larceny, nor a conviction upon ... To an indictment for an attempt to produce a miscarriage, an acquittal on an ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1816)
"When the case came before the court, Lord Ken- yon thought the record of acquittal precluded all reasoning on the construction of the permit: but as the ..."

7. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"An acquittal for larceny in the county where the goods are found may be pleaded in bar ... 4 And if the acquittal be in the proper county, his life is not ..."

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