- 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 both positions she acquitted herself with marked ability.
- She was acquitted by Agamemnon; but, as Polymestor foretold, she was turned into a dog, and her grave became a mark for ships (Ovid, Metam.