verb (used with object), ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting.
Origin of acquit
Synonyms for acquit
Antonyms for acquit
Examples from the Web for unacquitted
Historical Examples of unacquitted
His unacquitted debt of vengeance on Linton, too, was not forgotten.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
verb -quits, -quitting or -quitted (tr)
- to free or release (from a charge of crime)
- to pronounce not guilty
Word Origin for acquit
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.