acquit (one) of

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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.
But the jury acquitted him of slapping the faces of two men patients.