Acquit

Definition of Acquit

Ac`quit´
p. p.1.Acquitted; set free; rid of.
v. t.1.To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
[imp. & p. p. Acquitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquitting.]
A responsibility that can never be absolutely acquitted.
- I. Taylor.
2.To pay for; to atone for.
3.To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; - now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
4.To clear one's self.

Related Words

amnesty, bear, carry, clear, comport, conduct, convict, decontaminate, demean, deport, destigmatize, dismiss, dispense from, exculpate, exempt, exempt from, free, give absolution, go on, grant amnesty to, grant immunity, grant remission, justify, let go, let off, liberate, nonpros, pass sentence, penalize, purge, quash the charge, quit, release, remit, set free, shrive, vindicate, whitewash, withdraw the charge
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