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Definition of the noun acquittal

What does acquittal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acquittals

  1. a judgment of not guilty

Alternative definition of the noun acquittal


  1. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.
  2. (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acquittal

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Google previewCore Statutes on Criminal Justice & Sentencing 2017-18 (2017)

by Martin Wasik

a determination whether the acquittal is a bar to the person being tried in England and Wales for the qualifying ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1843)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America : and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

An acquittal is a bar to any future prosecution for the same offence as that contained in the first indictment. ACQUITTANCE, contracts ...

Google previewAssisted Living Administration (2004)

The Knowledge Base, Second Edition by James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP

Acquittal is a decision (verdict) of not guilty and is rendered either by a jury or a judge (in nonjury trials). Under the principle of double jeopardy, a person or corporation cannot be tried again for the same accusation after a verdict of not guilty.

Google previewEnglish synonymes, with copious illustrations and explanations (1858)

drawn from the best writers by George Crabb

Absolution is obtained not from our own merits, but the atoning merits of a Redeemer ; acquittal is an act of justice due to the innocence of the individual. Absolution is the work of God only ; by him alone it can be made known to the penitent ...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms Explained (1893)

In Alphabetical Order, with Copius Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

Absolution is obtained not from our own merits, but the atoning merits of a Redeemer; acquittal is an act of justice due to...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary of Legal Terms = معجم طلال أبو غزالة القانوني (2012)

by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

Un substantiated accusation Accusability Accuse Accused Accuser Acknowledge acknowledgment acquiesce acquiescence Acquire Acquired rights Acquirer Acquiree Acquisition Acquittal Acquittance Acquittance pro tanto Domestic ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1910)

building designed thereafter to be used as a dwelling house being a different offense under the statute from that of burning s dwelling house, an acquittal on a charge of the one will not bar a conviction on a charge of the ...

Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

In front stood the two clerks of the court, one on the right hand and the other on the left, whose duty it was to record the votes of those who were in favor of acquittal on the one hand and of those who were in favor of condemnation on the other.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports (1913)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U.S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)

The Federal court accepts the judgment of a state court, based upon a verdict of acquittal of a crime against the state, whenever, in a case in the federal court, it becomes material to inquire whether that particular crime against the state was ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

ACQUITTAL. (See also ACQUITTED, and the title ]EOPARDY.)—The word acquittal is 2/erbum equit/ocum, and may in ordinary language be used to express either the verdict of a jury or the formal judgment of the court that the AGQUITTANGE ...

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Acquittal Meaning

Video shows what acquittal means. The act of fulfilling the duties (of a given role, obligation etc.).. A legal decision that someone is not guilty with which they ...

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Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution. (Barbara Amiel)
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Scrabble value of A1C3Q10U1I1T1T1A1L1

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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