- n. law A formal plea by a defendant of not being culpable for the crime with which the defendant is charged.
- n. law A verdict or formal finding by the legal system that a defendant is not culpable for the crime with which the defendant was charged.
- n. A member of a jury or tribunal supporting acquittal, or a vote cast in support of acquittal.
- n. A person who has been acquitted of a crime.
- adj. law Of a person, legally innocent of a crime which they have been accused of in a court of law.
- adj. nonstandard Innocent.
- adj. declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless
“Lugo, 30, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of grand theft, burglary and possession of stolen property for allegedly stealing the 1965 Picasso drawing called "Tete de Femme Head of a Woman.”
“If I were not guilty of the offence of becoming his rival I was very near doing it; for Madam de Boufflers was still his mistress, and I knew nothing of the matter.”
“We enter a plea of not guilty for Mr. Smugg," observed the chairman gravely.”
“Sure, the defendant pleaded not guilty and told some cock-and-bull stories, but you can't believe them Taters.”
“William Insell was found not guilty on all counts.”
““‘We find the defendant Nancy VanVleet not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.’””
“A study of forensic psychiatric patients in Michigan—half of whom were deemed unfit to stand trial and half of whom were found not guilty through insanity—revealed that 73 percent of the survey group that were tattooed also exhibited strong signs of ASPD.”
“Neighbors looking for the boy stopped knocking on doors Wednesday when his remains were found and police arrested Levi Aron, a 35-year-old hardware supply clerk who has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed Leiby and dismembered him.”
““We, the jury in the matter of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Connolly, find the defendant, Ms. Alice Connolly, not guilty of murder.””
“Catalanus, who, however, is not guilty of the confusion alluded to above, says he was the first Lector of the Sacred Palace as well as the first Master of the Sacred Palace.”
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