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Adjective: acquitted  u'kwi-tid
  1. Declared not guilty of a specific offence or crime; legally blameless
    "he stands acquitted on all charges";
    - not guilty
Verb: acquit (acquitted,acquitting)  u'kwit
  1. Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    "The suspect was acquitted of the murder charges";
    - assoil [archaic], clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
  2. Behave in a certain manner
    "he acquitted himself with dignity";
    - behave, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry

See also: clean-handed, guiltless, innocent

Type of: act, bear, carry, hold, judge, label, move, pronounce

Antonym: convict

Encyclopedia: Acquitted