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Synonyms for acquittal
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquittal(noun)

    a judgment of not guilty

    Antonyms:
    judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence, conviction

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquittal(n)

    Acquittal is a release from a charge, after trial, as not guilty. Pardon is a removal of penalty from one who has been adjudged guilty. Acquittal is by the decision of a court, commonly of a jury; pardon is the act of the executive. An innocent man may demand acquittal, and need not plead for pardon. Pardon supposes an offense; yet, as our laws stand, to grant a pardon is sometimes the only way to release one who has been wrongly convicted. Oblivion, from the Latin, signifies overlooking and virtually forgetting an offense, so that the offender stands before the law in all respects as if it had never been committed. Amnesty brings the same idea through the Greek. Pardon affects individuals; amnesty and oblivion are said of great numbers. Pardon is oftenest applied to the ordinary administration of law; amnesty, to national and military affairs. An amnesty is issued after war, insurrection, or rebellion; it is often granted by "an act of oblivion," and includes a full pardon of all offenders who come within its provisions. Absolution is a religious word (compare synonyms for ABSOLVE). Remission is a discharge from penalty; as, the remission of a fine.

    Synonyms:
    absolution, amnesty, forbearance, forgiveness, mercy, oblivion, pardon, pardon, remission

    Antonyms:
    penalty, punishment, retaliation, retribution, vengeance

    Preposition:
    A pardon to or for the offenders; for all offenses; the pardon of offenders or offenses.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acquittal(n.)

    Synonyms:
    discharge, release, deliverance, liberation, exoneration, clearance, absolution, acquittance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acquittal(n)

    Synonyms:
    release, discharge, exoneration, exculpation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    absolution, acquitted, exoneration, cleared, discharge, innocence

How to pronounce acquittal?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5685discharge
#8158mercy
#8812cleared
#13192amnesty
#14769innocence
#15356forgiveness
#17724pardon
#21253oblivion
#25987remission
#35996acquitted
#50293forbearance
#52432acquittal
#57038absolution
#138745exoneration

How to use acquittal in a sentence?

  1. Ramy Ghanem:

    This is a very appropriate and clear verdict on people that committed the crime, this, in fact, was the maximum sentence for the charges. The surprise was the acquittal.

  2. Masashi Akita:

    I don't think it increases Ghosn's chance of an acquittal.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    The verdict of this kangaroo court will be meaningless. By refusing the facts, by refusing witnesses and documents the Republican majority has placed a giant asterisk, the asterisk of a sham trial, next to the acquittal of President Donald Trump, written in permanent ink, acquittal in an unfair trial with this giant asterisk, the asterisk of a sham trial, is worth nothing at all to President Donald Trump or anybody else.

  4. Kelly Phelps:

    Strictly speaking, because murder wasn't a separate charge but was tied in with the culpable homicide charge, it's not considered technically ... as reconsidering a case where there has been a complete acquittal.

  5. Michael Bachner:

    When you have an acquittal in criminal cases, it always makes the appeal more difficult, it shows the jury evaluated the evidence carefully. It shows they could be fair.


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