from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb Law To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
- transitive verb To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner.
- transitive verb Archaic To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
- transitive verb Obsolete To repay.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To release or discharge, as from an obligation, accusation, guilt, censure, suspicion, or whatever is laid against or upon a person as a charge or duty; specifically, in law, to pronounce not guilty: as, we acquit a man of evil intentions; the jury acquitted the prisoner.
- To atone for.
- To settle, as a debt; requite; pay; discharge; fulfil.
- With a reflexive pronoun: To clear one's self.
- To behave; bear or conduct one's self: as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself indifferently.
- . To release; set free; rescue.
- Synonyms To exonerate, exculpate, discharge, set free. See
- To behave, act, bear, conduct, demean, deport, or quit (one's self).
- Past participle of acquit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- past participle Archaic Acquitted; set free; rid of.
- transitive verb To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
- transitive verb obsolete To pay for; to atone for.
- transitive verb To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by
ofbefore the charge, formerly by from
- transitive verb To clear one's self.
- transitive verb To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To declare or find
not guilty; innocent.
- verb followed by “of” To
set free, releaseor dischargefrom an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusationor charge.
- verb obsolete, rare To
payfor; to atonefor
- verb To
discharge, as a claimor debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
- verb reflexive To clear one’s self.
- verb reflexive To
bearor conductone’s self; to performone’s part.
- verb obsolete To release, set free,
- verb archaic Past participle of acquit, set free, rid of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
- verb behave in a certain manner
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Don’t get me wrong, I think judges are too slow to use their power in this regard, but it should be that the universe of cases where a reasonable jury will acquit is much, much larger than cases where a judge acting property will grant a motion for judgment of acquittal.
Potsdam, instead of contenting yourself with the general glitter of the collective corps, and saying, 'par maniere d'acquit', that is very fine,
They did, then came back with a mixed verdict form: 8 charges marked "acquit," and the rest left blank.
Woods isn't used to facing hard questions and probably wouldn't "acquit" himself well under fire, he said.
"Given the holes in the prosecution's case, there is sufficient doubt to acquit the accused," Mr. Vijayan wrote.
To acquit himself, Mr. Poczobut had to prove that Lukashenko was a dictator and that no free elections had been held in Belarus since the president consolidated power in 1996, two years after he first took office.
Yet believing that real life will not acquit, he itches for a sentence.
But that changed when the local Supreme Court overturned a Seoul High Court decision to acquit Lone Star on charges of market manipulation and sent it back to the High Court for a new verdict.
At no point did any juror argue that the defense had made a strong enough case to acquit.
Would like to know more facts, but if there were two or more fisherman and I were on a jury, given what is presented here I'd acquit.