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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a judgment of not guilty;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acquittal \Ac*quit"tal\, n. 1. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

acquittal n 1: a judgment of not guilty [ant: condemnation, conviction, judgment of conviction, sentence]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ACQUITTAL, contracts. A release or discharge from an obligation or engagement. According to Lord Coke there are three kinds of acquittal, namely; 1. By deed, when the party releases the obligation; 2. By prescription; 3. By tenure. Co. Lit. 100, a.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ACQUITTAL, crim. law practice. The absolution of a party charged with a crime or misdemeanor. 2. Technically speaking, acquittal is - the absolution of a party accused on a trial before a traverse jury. 1 N. & M. 36; 3 McCord, 461. 3. Acquittals are of two kinds, in fact and in law. The former takes place when the jury upon trial finds a verdict of not guilty; the latter when a man is charged merely as an accessary, and the principal has been acquitted. 2 Inst. 384. An acquittal is a bar to any future prosecution for the offence alleged in the first indictment.