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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Acquit \Ac*quit"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Acquitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquitting}.] [OE. aquiten, OF. aquiter, F. acquitter; ? (L. ad) + OF. quiter, F. quitter, to quit. See {Quit}, and cf. {Acquiet}.]

1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.

A responsibility that can never be absolutely acquitted. --I. Taylor.

2. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.

4. Reflexively: (a) To clear one's self. --Shak. (b) To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly.

Syn: To absolve; clear; exonerate; exonerate; exculpate; release; discharge. See {Absolve}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

acquitted

adjective

1: declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless; "he stands acquitted on all charges"; "the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity" [syn: {acquitted}, {not guilty}]


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