- simple past tense and past participle of acquit
The definition of acquitted is when someone has been released of responsibility for a crime or been found to be not guilty.
An example of acquitted is a person who was charged with a crime but then found innocent in court.
- He was acquitted, and a charge of bribery against him also proved unsuccessful.
- The High Court acquitted him, and criticism then fell upon the government.
- Though Gilbert was acquitted, the fact of his being brought to trial illustrates the growing spirit of suspicion.
- In 1902 of 884,612 persons accused of penal offencs, 13.12% were acquitted during the period of the instruction, 30.31 by the courts, 46.32 condemned and the rest acquitted in some other way.
- In some districts there is a fixed price of blood; at Argyrokastro, for instance, the compensation paid by the homicide to the relatives of his victim is 1200 piastres (about £10), at Khimara 2000 piastres; once the debt has been acquitted amicable relations are restored.