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Synonyms for acquittal
əˈkwɪt lac·quit·tal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquittalnoun

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquittalnoun

    a judgment of not guilty

    Antonyms:
    judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence, conviction

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acquittalnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acquittalnoun

    Synonyms:
    release, discharge, exoneration, exculpation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "acquittal":

    absolution, acquitted, exoneration, cleared, discharge, innocence

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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. Muhammad Shafee:

    Frankly, we were expecting an acquittal at this stage because in our submission we thought it was overwhelming, but trials, you can never predict (them).

  2. Jovo Bakic:

    Seselj cannot endanger Vucic, though his acquittal could blow some wind into the sails of the Radicals ... this is (Vucic's) way of mobilizing his own electorate.

  3. 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.

  4. Slobodan Jovicic:

    We had two goals -- one goal was that my client was going to be a free man today, and then we are hoping for an acquittal in 14 days, but we have to wait and see.

  5. Stephen Harper:

    But we hope for acquittal, not just release. Nothing he has done deserves those 14 months in prison.

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