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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The defence counsel argued that there was no evidence to connect his clients to the commission of the alleged offence and pleaded to the court to acquit them of all charges levelled against them on the basis of mala fide intentions on behalf of the police.