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find (one) innocent

To determine and declare in court that one is innocent of a crime. I don't know how the jury found him innocent, considering all the evidence against him.
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If the Court of Appeals would just look closely at the case of the Navy officers and not be motivated by money or outside interference, it would find them innocent.
And if companies aren't at fault, then courts of law - not public opinion or a rush to judgment - have a responsibility to find them innocent.
There was no question about their guilt, but the courts somehow found a way to find them innocent.
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