[ UK /ɐkwˈɪt/ ]
[ US /əˈkwɪt/ ]
  1. behave in a certain manner
    They conducted themselves well during these difficult times
    he bore himself with dignity
    She carried herself well
  2. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
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How To Use acquit In A Sentence

  • The jockey was said to have undergone lessons in etiquette; the horse had not, though it acquitted itself extremely well. Times, Sunday Times
  • So weeding out potential jurors with unchangeable views on guilt or innocence has the elaborateness of celebrity trials like that of O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted at the same courthouse in 1995. Jackson jury Q&A tests media's grip
  • He was acquitted of 11 charges this year and will not face another trial. Times, Sunday Times
  • Under the rules outlined by the Pentagon, in the unlikely case that a tribunal hands down an acquittal or a light sentence, US authorities can overrule it and impose their own judgment.
  • Exclusion of relevant evidence because of non-conformity to some legal rule can also undermine the factual quality of acquittals.
  • If that is the case, my client was deprived of the chance of an acquittal on the murder count.
  • The phenomenon is difficult to measure, St. Pierre and several others said, because the term jury nullification is rarely invoked; defendants with substantial evidence against them are simply acquitted, or juries deadlock. Thestar.com - Home Page
  • I did so, and Bailie Jarvie was looking anxiously around for another, the Scottish law requiring the subscription of two witnesses to validate either a bond or acquittance. Rob Roy
  • She was acquitted and the book remains a bestseller. Times, Sunday Times
  • The incident occurred 16 years ago but the officers had been acquitted by lower courts. Times, Sunday Times
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