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adjective as in pardoned

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adjective as in refunded

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After he was acquitted, he felt the weight of how easily the false accusation could have destroyed him, if not for the skill of his attorney.

Courts sentenced the getaway driver to 30 years in prison, charged but have not arrested the alleged gunman and acquitted two other suspects.

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He was acquitted in a bench trial, before a judge and not a jury, according to a news story.

She did not support Obamacare repeal, though she voted to acquit the president in his Senate trial and voted to confirm his Supreme Court nominees.

For example, the House impeached Presidents Andrew Johnson and Clinton, but both were acquitted by the Senate.

Of course, this does not mean that Elonis will be acquitted.

Both spent four years in prison before a court acquitted them in 2011 after evidence was thrown into doubt by independent experts.

After 90 minutes of deliberation, the jury found that the evidence was insufficient and acquitted Lizzie.

Later that year, he was also tried for tax evasion, and was ultimately acquitted in both cases.

The woman was acquitted of perjury, which could have landed the mother of three 15 years in jail.

In harmony with a fundamental rule of law, a member who has once been acquitted cannot be tried again for the same offense.

John Smith was later charged with sedition, acquitted, and finally restored to his rightful council position.

In 1819 he acquitted himself most creditably of a mission entrusted to him by that young man.

Although the trial involved many political entanglements, Burr was finally acquitted.

He had dealings with the brigands and was arrested in the suit of the Chauffeurs of Mortagne, in 1809, but acquitted.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acquitted, such as: discharged, excused, exonerated, freed, null, and released.

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