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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACQUITTAL

Rotha dwelt but little on the chances of an innocent man's acquittal.

It is upon this we ground our hope, our certainty, of an acquittal.

Teed was the brightest pupil in his laboratory and he had voted for acquittal.

The acquittal of Chase was, therefore, a judgment against Randolph.

Acquittal for the father of Tessibel Skinner was within his grasp.

To the Jews without he announced officially the acquittal of the Prisoner.

Appearances were against you, and your condemnation was my brother's palliation, if not acquittal.

Only this: you, before all the world, I desire to know of my acquittal of every allegation.

In the end, there proved to be seven votes for condemnation, eight for acquittal.

The jury did not leave their seats, and the verdict was acquittal.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "payment of debt or retribution;" see acquit + -al (2). Sense of "a release from debt or obligation" is from mid-15c.; that of "freeing from charge or offense" (by legal process) is from 1530s.

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