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, by the way, had been acquitted of the charge brought against him.
Of them, they had been acquitted of eight cases and were on bail in 15 other cases.
Accused Abdul Qayyum was acquitted of all charges in the case.
The defendants were acquitted of a number of more serious charges, including conspiracy to distribute a much larger quantity of crack.
A CATHOLIC priest has resigned nearly two years after he was acquitted of sexual assault charges.
Byline: A man who was acquitted of drunken driving earlier celebrated the best way he knew: by drinking alcohol.
Court officials say the owner of the Al-Salam Boccaccio 98 and his son were acquitted of charges of negligence and corruption by a court in the Red Sea port city of Hurghada.
He was also acquitted of racketeering -- which carried the stiffest sentence of all the counts -- as well as tax evasion, and wrongfully expensing lavish events to his newspaper publishing company.
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.
In an unusual move, a National Education Association attorney for a teacher acquitted of sexual abuse charges in court was recently smacked with sanctions for bringing to court what the judge thought was a frivolous lawsuit.
A suspect who was acquitted of murder brought a [section] 1983 action challenging a delay in his release after he was acquitted.
He was acquitted of fraud charges stemming from that accusation and of taking $500,000 in payments from his own company and using at least $200,000 of it to pay for gifts for mistresses including Humphries.
After numerous trial appearances, Nikitin was acquitted of the charges in December 1999 by the City Court of St.
Minutes after being acquitted of assault, David Oraha asked a police officer, "So that's it?
He was acquitted of dragging a man patient by the hair, and the jury was directed by the judge to acquit him of two charges of ill-treating two me n.