transitive verb acquitted, acquitting
- 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)
ME aquiten < OFr aquiter, to free < ML acquitare, to settle a claim < L ad-, to + quietare: see quiet