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English definition of “acquittal”

acquittal

noun [C or U]     /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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