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Synonyms for acquittal
əˈkwɪt lac·quit·tal

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  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.

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  1. acquittalnoun

    a judgment of not guilty

    Antonyms:
    judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence, conviction

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  1. acquittalnoun

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

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  1. acquittalnoun

    Synonyms:
    release, discharge, exoneration, exculpation

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  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. 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.

  2. Tim Murtaugh:

    Acquittal means total vindication, the Democrats' decision to move forward with impeachment will go down as the worst political miscalculation in American history.

  3. Ebonee Benson:

    Was Villanova University prejudicial to Cosby's case in the sense that Villanova University hurt Bill Cosby chances of getting an acquittal ? Sure. But Villanova University needs to be unfairly prejudicial( for a successful appeal).

  4. Laura Coates:

    With all that combined, it's not surprising that an acquittal happened, but it came down really to that jury instruction about looking through the eyes of Kyle Rittenhouse.

  5. Masashi Akita:

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


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