acquitted acquitted  /ə ˈkwɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  2. (v) behave in a certain manner
  3. (adj) declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless

Usage(s):

  1. Three co-defendants were also acquitted of 64 counts after a six-month trial in which the defense called no witnesses.
  2. And the third acquitted him of all crimes.
  3. The defendants who were acquitted in the criminal case may well be found liable in a civil case.

News

  1. Man acquitted of Murray St. dorm fire loses job at school

    Paducah Public Schools has terminated the contract of an assistant principal who was acquitted last year in a 1998 dormitory fire at Murray State University that killed one student and injured several others.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WSMV Nashville

  2. Man acquitted of Ky. dorm fire loses job as assistant principal

    PADUCAH, Ky. — Paducah Public Schools has terminated the contract of an assistant principal who was acquitted last year in a 1998 dormitory fire at Murray State University that killed one student and injured several others. Assistant Superintendent Donald Shively told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/12fIlBG) that paperwork ending the contract of Jerry Walker was signed June 3 and school board ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

  3. Teacher acquitted of sex offenses

    A jury acquitted former Lavaca Middle School teacher Jack James on Thursday of sexual assault and indecency charges that stemmed from accusations of male eighth-graders that he urged them to expose themselves to him during the 2011-2012 school year.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Quotes

  1. "I think you've acquitted yourself very well for the last several days," Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., said.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Sify

  2. His lawyer, Edward Greenspan, said: "He came here to face 13 counts. Conrad Black was acquitted of all the central charges. We intend to appeal. We disagree with the government's position on sentencing. We believe, based on the convictions, the...
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Edward Greenspan Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "Placido acquitted himself splendidly. He was an incredibly good Cavaradossi, his acting was superb - he was the part, he loved the part and on top there was gorgeous singing," Nilsson said afterward, according to the foundation.
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Birgit Nilsson Source: International Herald Tribune

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