Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a judgment of not guilty

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Antonyms of Acquittal


Alternate forms of Acquittal

Derivations: acquit

Hypernyms: final decision, final judgment

Origin of the word Acquittal

  1. early 15c., "payment of debt or retribution;" see acquit. 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. more

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Words that sound like Acquittal

a good deal, acaudal, acetal, acetyl, actual, actually, acutely, astutely, asystole

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