Burrage was acquitted, despite the testimony of one of the two confessed killers to Burrage's complicity.
Nevertheless, they bought the defense and acquitted Casey Anthony, who most surely killed that child.
Now that you are out, what do you really think of the system that has both convicted and acquitted you?
After a year-long trial, three of the officers involved in the beating of Rodney King were acquitted of their charges.
In his first position in the Roosevelt administration, however, Kennedy acquitted himself ably.
The creditor loses his usury and the debtor is acquitted of his obligation.
Several of the jury were warm Tories, but they acquitted the Doctor.
The rehearsal ended for one day, and Carrie went home feeling that she had acquitted herself satisfactorily.
But of course I know they'll make all that good when my son is acquitted.
The others of the one hundred and thirty-one were acquitted.
"freed, exonerated," 1670s, past participle adjective from acquit (v.). Formerly in this sense was acquit (late 14c.), perhaps on analogy of pps. such as hit.
early 13c., "to satisfy a debt" (either for oneself or on behalf of another), from Old French aquiter "pay, pay up, settle a claim" (12c.), from à "to" (see ad-) + quite "free, clear" (see quit (adj.)). Meanings "set free from charges" and "to discharge one's duty" both recorded from late 14c. Related: Acquitted; acquitting.