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  • n. A formal plea by a defendant of not being culpable for the crime with which the defendant is charged.
  • n. 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. Of a person, legally innocent of a crime which they have been accused of in a court of law.
  • adj. Innocent.

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  • adj. declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless

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