Definition of acquittal :
1. A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.
2. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.
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acquittal (part of speech: noun)
vindication (part of speech: noun)
- Both of them, perhaps, come off pretty much with an equal acquittal on this count. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- Some, who had confidently expected acquittal, overcome by the near approach of death, yielded to momentary weakness, and gave utterance to reproaches and lamentations. - "Madame Roland, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- Still, however, he looked forward with almost absolute certainty to Thady's acquittal at his trial, and was by far more angry with the young man himself, at his folly in attempting to fly from justice, than he was at the deed which had put him under its power. - "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", Anthony Trollope.