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    Acquit means to find someone ‘not guilty’ on a charge in a criminal case.

    Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)

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    To free from an accusation; to clear; to pronounce not guilty.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    To legally certify the innocence of one charged with a crime. To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, burden or accusation. To find a defendant not guilty in a criminal trial.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    Acquit is defined as the act of freeing a person from the charge of an offense by means of a decision, verdict or other legal process; to discharge

    New York State Unified Court System. “Glossary of Legal Terms” (2016)

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    To legally find the innocence of a person charged with a crime. To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, burden or accusation. To find a defendant not guilty in a criminal trial.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)