acquit of a crime

  • 1 acquit — ac·quit /ə kwit/ vb ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting [Old French acquiter to pay off, absolve, acquit, from a , prefix marking causation + quite free (of an obligation)] vt: to discharge completely: as a: to release from liability for a debt or other… …

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  • 2 crime of passion — n. A crime committed in the heat of sudden passion. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. crime of passion A crime committed while in the th …

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  • 3 Crime and the city solution — était un groupe de rock formée par le chanteur, auteur compositeur et interprète Simon Bonney. La composition changea quatre fois, chaque nouvelle formation marquant : Sydney en 1977 78, Melbourne en 1979, et Berlin dans la période de 1985 à …

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  • 4 Crime and The City Solution — était un groupe de rock formée par le chanteur, auteur compositeur et interprète Simon Bonney. La composition changea quatre fois, chaque nouvelle formation marquant : Sydney en 1977 78, Melbourne en 1979, et Berlin dans la période de 1985 à …

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  • 5 crime — crimeless, adj. crimelessness, n. /kruym/, n. 1. an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. 2. criminal activity and those… …

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  • 6 crime — noun 1 illegal act ADJECTIVE ▪ appalling (esp. BrE), awful, bloody, brutal, despicable, dreadful (esp. BrE), grave, great, heinous, horr …

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  • 7 acquit — UK [əˈkwɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms acquit : present tense I/you/we/they acquit he/she/it acquits present participle acquitting past tense acquitted past participle acquitted [usually passive] to state officially that someone is not… …

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  • 8 acquit — ac|quit [əˈkwıt] v past tense and past participle acquitted present participle acquitting [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: acquiter, from quite free of ] 1.) [T usually passive] to give a decision in a court of law that someone is not… …

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  • 9 acquit — /əˈkwɪt / (say uh kwit) verb (t) (acquitted, acquitting) 1. (sometimes followed by of) to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; pronounce not guilty. 2. to release or discharge (a person) from an obligation. 3. to settle (a debt, obligation,… …

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  • 10 acquit — [[t]əkwɪ̱t[/t]] acquits, acquitting, acquitted 1) VERB: usu passive If someone is acquitted of a crime in a court of law, they are formally declared not to have committed the crime. [be V ed of n] Mr Ling was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by… …

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  • 11 acquit — ac|quit [ ə kwıt ] verb transitive usually passive to state officially that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of: acquit someone of something: He was eventually acquitted of the charges. acquit yourself well/honorably/admirably …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 acquit — verb acquitted, acquitting 1 (transitive usually passive) to give a decision in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a crime: All the defendants were acquitted. | acquit sb of sth: She was acquitted of murder. 2 acquit yourself… …

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  • 13 acquit — [əˈkwɪt] verb [T] to state officially that someone is not guilty of a crime He was eventually acquitted of the charges.[/ex] • acquit yourself well to behave or perform in a way that other people admire[/ex] …

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  • 14 acquit — acquitter, n. /euh kwit /, v.t., acquitted, acquitting. 1. to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty: They acquitted him of the crime. The jury acquitted her, but I still think she s guilty. 2. to release or discharge (a… …

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  • 15 acquit — 01. Football star O. J. Simpson was [acquitted] of the murder of his wife following a lengthy trial. 02. The parents of the young girl who was found raped and murdered were totally outraged by the [acquittal] of the man who was the police s prime …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 acquit — ac•quit [[t]əˈkwɪt[/t]] v. t. quit•ted, quit•ting 1) law to declare not guilty of a crime or offense; release from a charge 2) to bear or conduct (oneself); behave 3) to release (a person) from an obligation 4) to settle or satisfy (a debt, claim …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 acquit — /skwit/ To set free, release or discharge as from an obligation, burden or accusation. To absolve one from an obligation or a liability; or to legally certify the innocence of one charged with crime. See also acquittal …

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  • 18 acquit — /skwit/ To set free, release or discharge as from an obligation, burden or accusation. To absolve one from an obligation or a liability; or to legally certify the innocence of one charged with crime. See also acquittal …

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  • 19 acquit — Judicially to set free or discharge from an accusation of guilt of a crime or even a civil liability. Dolloway v Turrill (NY) 26 Wend 383, 400 …

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  • 20 autrefois acquit — au·tre·fois acquit / ō trə ˌfwä / n [Anglo French, formerly acquitted]: a defendant s plea stating that he or she has already been tried for and acquitted of the same offense Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. autrefois… …

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