acquittal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “acquittal” in the English Dictionary

"acquittal" in British English

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acquittalnoun [C or U]

uk   /əˈkwɪt.əl/  us   /-ˈkwɪt̬-/
the ​decision of a ​court that someone is not ​guilty: The first ​trialended in a ​hungjury, the second in acquittal. Of the three ​cases that went to ​trial, two ​ended in acquittals.
(Definition of acquittal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acquittalnoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈkwɪt̬·əl/
an ​officialdecision in a ​court of ​law that someone is not ​guilty of a ​particularcrime: [C] He hoped for an acquittal.
(Definition of acquittal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “acquittal”
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣判无罪…
in Turkish beraat, suçsuzluk, aklanma…
in Russian оправдание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣判無罪…
in Polish wyrok uniewinniający, uniewinnienie…
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