find (one) not guilty

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find (one) not guilty

To determine and declare in court that one is innocent of a crime. I don't know how the jury found him not guilty, considering all the evidence against him.
See also: find, guilty, not
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"We spent 19 days going to the Public Prosecution and the court and finally the judge found us not guilty.
Ultimately, a jury found us not guilty: I on first amendment grounds because, as a writer, I was researching the sanctuary movement; and the minister on the grounds that his charitable acts took place in 1986, the year that then Gov.