Variant of acquit
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)
Origin: Middle English aquiten ; from Old French aquiter, to free ; from Midieval Latin acquitare, to settle a claim ; from Classical Latin ad-, to plush quietare: see quiet
- acquitter noun