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acquit (one) of

To determine that one is not guilty of a crime or other wrongdoing. Everyone in the courtroom was shocked when the jury acquitted the defendant of murder.
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acquit someone of something

to establish someone's innocence of a criminal charge or the blame for some wrongdoing. The investigator acquitted Wally of the charges.
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He thought also [1268a] that they should not pass sentence by votes; but that every one should bring with him a tablet, on which he should write, that he found the party guilty, if it was so, but if not, he should bring a plain tablet; but if he acquitted him of one part of the indictment but not of the other, he should express that also on the tablet; for he disapproved of that general custom already established, as it obliges the judges to be guilty of perjury if they determined positively either on the one side or the other.
The trial court had acquitted him of different charges including planning a criminal conspiracy, lynching, desecrating dead body, rioting and damaging property.
149) A jury found White guilty of two of the six charges filed against him, including armed robbery, but acquitted him of the charges related to the use of firearms in connection with the offense.
LAHORE -- A Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench has set aside sentence awarded to a company owner ,Sadaqat Saeed Malik, in a reference by accountability court and acquitted him of the charges.
He was acquitted three years ago in the 1975 Chirudih massacre in which some money lenders were killed after Soren allegedly provoked the mob while a Delhi court in 2007 acquitted him of the murder of Shashinath Jha, his personal assistant, who had mysteriously disappeared from Delhi found dead in Ranchi.
The jury acquitted him of two other counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and he was also acquitted of attempted murder and attempted voluntary manslaughter.
But the jury acquitted him of slapping the faces of two men patients.
Gary Glazier avoided a possible life sentence after the jury acquitted him of the most serious charges involving a 2004 fire at the La Crescenta home of Alfred Artsvelyan and his family.
The jury also acquitted him of unlawful sexual intercourse, and was deadlocked on the fourth count, of a lewd act on a child between the ages of 14 and 15.
The jury also acquitted him of unlawful sexual intercourse, and hung on the fourth count, a lewd act on a child between the ages of 14 and 15, Monahan said.
The same jury acquitted him of two counts and deadlocked on two others in a second drive-by shooting, which occurred a day later.
During a previous trial, a jury acquitted him of a charge of kidnapping Nick, but deadlocked on the murder charge.
The Van Nuys Superior Court jury also convicted Miguel Rosales, 22, of other charges, including felony evading, but acquitted him of first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Juan Mosqueda, 53, of Palmdale was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom after a jury acquitted him of second-degree murder but convicted him of four other felony charges in the hit-and-run death.
Terry Nichols was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to bomb the Oklahoma City federal building, but in a nuanced verdict, a federal District Court jury acquitted him of actually committing what was the worst terrorist act on U.