Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Judgment, as by a jury or judge, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged.
  • noun The state of being found or proved not guilty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of acquitting, or the state of being acquitted.
  • noun Performance, as of a duty; discharge of an obligation or a debt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.
  • noun (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a judgment of not guilty

Etymologies

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From acquit +‎ -al.

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