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acquittal (noun) (a court of law) clearing a person of all charges.

When a judge finds that a person is not guilty of a crime and declares so, it is the acquittal of the person. Acquittal consists in a judge finding a person accused of some charges innocent and declaring them so. If a judge releases a person from all charges brought up against them, the judge acquits them, and the result is acquittal.

  • His acquittal in the murder case brought a big relief to his aged parents who had all along been convinced that he was totally innocent.
  • His acquittal brought relief to none, as every one knew that though it could not be proved, he did commit the murder of the young girl.
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