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English definition of “acquit”

acquit

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈkwɪt/ (present participle acquitting, past tense and past participle acquitted)
If someone is acquitted of a crime, a court of law decides that they are not guilty: [often passive] Both men were acquitted of murder.Not punishing and reducing punishmentCourt cases, orders and decisions
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