acquit (one) of (something)

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acquit (one) of (something)

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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"I request the Public Prosecution to bring forward the documents to the next hearing, and for the court to acquit one of my clients who has only two months left and will complete his one-year sentence," he said.
Spain's supreme court has overturned the convictions of four of 21 people condemned to prison terms over the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people in 2004.It also upheld a lower court's decision to acquit one of the alleged masterminds of the Al Qaeda-inspired attacks, Rabei Ousmane Sayed Ahmed.And it handed down a four-year prison term to a Spaniard, Antonio Toro, who had been acquitted on charges of transporting explosives.