- to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty: They acquitted him of the crime. The jury acquitted her, but I still think she's guilty.
- to release or discharge (a person) from an obligation.
- to settle or satisfy (a debt, obligation, claim, etc.).
- to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He acquitted himself well in battle.
- to free or clear (oneself): He acquitted himself of suspicion.
Origin of acquit
Examples from the Web for unacquitted
His unacquitted debt of vengeance on Linton, too, was not forgotten.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
- (foll by of)
- to free or release (from a charge of crime)
- to pronounce not guilty
- (foll by of) to free or relieve (from an obligation, duty, responsibility, etc)
- to repay or settle (something, such as a debt or obligation)
- to perform (one's part); conduct (oneself)
Word Origin and History for unacquitted
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.