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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The court also acquitted one of the accused identified as Muhammad Akhlaq due to lack of evidence against him.
Islamabad -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday while disposing of appeal pleas of two accused against their conviction in murder case of a youth in Sadiqabad Area of Rawalpindi acquitted one of the accused while upheld life imprisonment of the other.
ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday while disposing of appeal pleas of two accused against their conviction in themurder case of a youth in Sadiqabad Area of Rawalpindi acquitted one of the accused and upheld life imprisonment of the other.
One of them, who was charged with using drugs, has been referred to the Court of Misdemeanors while the court acquitted one of them, the 18-year-old, of the charge of injecting the victim with heroin.
The Court in Kangundo has acquitted one of the suspects charged with the murder of late University of Nairobi lecture Professor Stephen Nzuve.
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted one of the last remaining codefendants of former president and now Pampanga Rep.
The first issue of Holography News[R] in 2000 reported that the trial of two Manchester, England, resident Iraqi brothers accused of counterfeiting UK passports and Schengen visas, including its Kinegram[TM], had acquitted one of the defendants but failed to reach a verdict on the other.