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acquittal

noun [C or U] uk   /əˈkwɪt.əl/ us    /-ˈkwɪt̬-/
the decision of a court that someone is not guilty: The first trial ended in a hung jury, the second in acquittal. Of the three cases that went to trial, two ended in acquittals.Innocent
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