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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In a habeas corpus petition, seafood exporter Joseph Varghese of Cherthala submitted that they continued to be in the jail though the court had acquitted them of all charges, according to The Indian Express Newspaper.