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Acquittal

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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

noun

  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 previewBlackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice & Sentencing (2014)

by Nicola Padfield

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

Google previewCriminal Justice Act 2003 (2005)

The Statute by Bryan Gibson

a determination whether the acquittal is a bar to the person being tried in England and Wales for the qualifying offence, and (b) if it is, an order that the acquittal is not to be a bar. (3) A prosecutor may make an application under subsection ...

Google previewCore Statutes on Criminal Justice & Sentencing (2013)

by Martin Wasik

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

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained (1824)

In Alphabetical Order 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 previewEnglish synonymes explained with illustrations and exemples from the best writers (1824)

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 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 previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (1839)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier, Robert Kelham

An acquittal is a bar to any future prosecution for the same ...

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 preview"The 325": The Supreme Court and Our Criminal Code and Ors.

by Lyndon Maither

n acquittal is the appropriate order because it would be unfair to order a new trial and give the Crown a second opportunity to present a case on which a reasonable trier of fact could convict.” However, where the verdict is found to be ...

Google previewABC's of Versability (2015)

by Roger J. Maderia

An acquittal is a not guilty verdict. Acquiescence shows agreement or support. Abracadabra is the word of magicians. Astonishment is what they do create. Amusement is joy in entertainment. Amazement is a most surprising fate. The advent is ...

Google previewProcedures in Criminal Law in Kenya (1994)

by Momanyi Bwonwong'a

An acquittal is a matter of law which may be appealable. In Wachira's case the High Court (Trevelyan and Han cox, J.J.) ...

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 Synonymes (1863)

With Copious Illustrations and Explanations. Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

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

Google previewWritings on Human Rights, Law, and Society in India (2011)

A Combat Law Anthology : Selections from Combat Law, 2002-2010 by Harsh Dobhal

What is required for an acquittal is that 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 previewA compendious law dictionary (1815)

containing both an explanation of the terms and the law itself : intended for the use of the country gentleman, the merchant, and the professional man by Thomas Potts

ACQUITTAL, in one sense, is to be free from entries and molestations of a superior lord, for services ...

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 previewGuns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law by Gregg Lee Carter Ph.D.

to prohibit firearm forfeitures following an acquittal. In 1977, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) seized a ...

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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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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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