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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.
Translations of “acquittal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣判無罪…
in Russian оправдание…
in Turkish beraat, suçsuzluk, aklanma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣判无罪…
in Polish wyrok uniewinniający, uniewinnienie…
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