Examples from the Web for acquittal
Skoller relates how lucky he was for a hung jury—the final, deadlocked vote was eleven to one, for acquittal.
His mother was beaming and seemed to take the acquittal as a vindication.
One month and three days after the acquittal, Tupac was born.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed|Michael Daly|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, this same high court threw out the acquittal in the first place, so Knox may need more than luck to walk free.
Even Bieber's ridiculous statement won't destroy a dismissal or acquittal for faulty probable cause.
They and the twelve Democratic Senators voted for acquittal.The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction|Charles Ernest Chadsey
Fastolf demanded an investigation, which was made, with the result of his acquittal.South London|Sir Walter Besant
But this is explained by the peril that hung over the jury in case of acquittal.Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3|Henry Hallam
Being absolutely sure of obtaining Collins's acquittal, he wanted us to proceed with our case against him.The Substitute Prisoner|Max Marcin
The ablest lawyer in the county had defended Donley, and finally, late in August, secured his acquittal.Judith of Blue Lake Ranch|Jackson Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for acquittal
Word Origin and History for acquittal
early 15c., "payment of debt or retribution;" see acquit + -al (2). Sense of "a release from debt or obligation" is from mid-15c.; that of "freeing from charge or offense" (by legal process) is from 1530s.
Culture definitions for acquittal
The judgment of a court that a person charged with a crime is not guilty.