The definition of acquitted is when someone has been released of responsibility for a crime or been found to be not guilty.verb
An example of acquitted is a person who was charged with a crime but then found innocent in court.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Variant of acquit
- to release from a duty, obligation, etc.
- to clear (a person) of a charge, as by declaring him not guilty; exonerate
- to bear or conduct (oneself); behave
- Archaic to pay (a debt or claim)
Origin: ME aquiten < OFr aquiter, to free < ML acquitare, to settle a claim < L ad-, to + quietare: see quiet
- acquitter noun
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