acquitted


acquitted
acquitted (adj.) "freed, exonerated," 1670s, pp. adjective from ACQUIT (Cf. acquit) (q.v.). Formerly in this sense was acquit (late 14c.), perhaps on analogy of pps. such as hit.

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  • acquitted — I adjective cleared, exculpated, exonerated, freed of wrongdoing, let go, let off, not guilty, proved innocent, vindicated II index blameless, clean, clear (free from criminal charges), free (reliev …   Law dictionary

  • Acquitted — Acquit Ac*quit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acquitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquitting}.] [OE. aquiten, OF. aquiter, F. acquitter; ? (L. ad) + OF. quiter, F. quitter, to quit. See {Quit}, and cf. {Acquiet}.] 1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquitted — adjective declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless he stands acquitted on all charges the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity • Syn: ↑not guilty • Similar to: ↑innocent, ↑guiltless, ↑clean hande …   Useful english dictionary

  • acquitted — ➡ legal system * * * …   Universalium

  • acquitted — Synonyms and related words: absolved, blotted, canceled, condoned, discharged, disregarded, exculpated, excused, exonerated, expended, forgiven, forgotten, hired, indulged, liquidated, overlooked, paid, paid in full, pardoned, postpaid, prepaid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • acquitted — adj. absolved, cleared of blame, declared innocent ac·quit || É™ kwɪt v. declare innocent; pay a debt; set free, release (from a debt or duty) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acquitted — /skwitad/ Released; absolved; purged of an accusation. Judicially discharged from accusation; released from debt, etc. Includes both civil and criminal prosecutions. See acquittal …   Black's law dictionary

  • acquitted — /skwitad/ Released; absolved; purged of an accusation. Judicially discharged from accusation; released from debt, etc. Includes both civil and criminal prosecutions. See acquittal …   Black's law dictionary

  • be acquitted of — be cleared of suspicion, be freed from blame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • was acquitted — was cleared of all charges …   English contemporary dictionary