verb (used with object), ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting.
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Origin of acquit
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OTHER WORDS FROM acquitac·quit·ter, nounpre·ac·quit, verb (used with object), pre·ac·quit·ted, pre·ac·quit·ting.un·ac·quit·ted, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for acquit
She and many others believed that Tuesday, when the court ruled to acquit all 13 defendants, was that day.Argentina Erupts Over Acquittal in Marita Verón Case|Scott C. Johnson|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But based on the testimony, the evidence and the language of the law, it would have been hard for me to vote to acquit.If Porn Isn’t Art, Does It Still Have a Right to Exist?|Michael Stabile|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And it shows they were almost unanimously inclined to acquit right from jump.
Consequently he at once remarked, "So the Republic will not acquit me under the law of treason as it did you!"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1|Marcus Tullius Cicero
Thus there was a deficiency of a million in what I had relied upon to acquit former engagements.
In that matter touching the Orley Farm estate he could acquit his mother instantly,—with acclamation.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
And on this the judge had to instruct the jury that they must acquit the prisoner.The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors|George Bernard Shaw
We acquit many of the leading and most respectable manufacturers from being participators in any such scheme.
British Dictionary definitions for acquit
verb -quits, -quitting or -quitted (tr)
- to free or release (from a charge of crime)
- to pronounce not guilty