acquit acquit  /ə ˈkwɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  2. (v) behave in a certain manner

Usage(s):

  1. It's a tactic that exploits confusion over the meaning of reasonable doubt--and how much is needed to acquit.
  2. Only one vote was needed to acquit all ten defendants of each of the ten charges against them.
  3. Leipold leans to this explanation because judges started to acquit even more often at about the time the guidelines went into effect.

News

  1. Former deputy indicted for tampering with Memphis jury

    A former Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who allegedly told two jurors in March to acquit a youth minister charged with rape, has been indicted on jury-tampering charges.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Judge drops one murder charge against accused Juneau father

    A judge granted, in part, a motion for acquittal in the trial against the Juneau father accused of causing the death of his 4-month-old daughter and dismissed one of the two second-degree murder charges against him.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

  3. Parents acquitted in death of child

    It took a jury an hour to acquit Samantha and Thomas Wallace of homicide charges in the accidental shooting death of their 2-year-old daughter by her 5-year-old stepbrother.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Quotes

  1. "It is now unimaginable to many people that this court could acquit me," Karadzic wrote. "I believe that this fact seriously jeopardises the trial itself."
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Radovan Karadzic Source: Ninemsn

  2. "His long record of public service in the international community has been capped by this recognition of his capability and his inclusive vision of the Commonwealth. I am confident that he will acquit himself well in his higher responsibilities as...
    on Nov 24, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Khabrein.info

  3. "I referred them to the revolutionary court according to the law. Awad was implementing the law, he had a right to convict and acquit," Saddam said, referring to co-accused Awad al-Bandar, the former chief of the revolutionary court.
    on Mar 1, 2006 By: Saddam Hussein Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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