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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 for "acquittal":

    absolution, acquitted, exoneration, cleared, discharge, innocence

How to pronounce acquittal?

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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. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    You can't have an acquittal unless you have a trial and you can't have a trial without witnesses and documents. So he can say he was acquitted, and the headlines can say acquitted but he's impeached forever.

  3. Joe Manchin:

    Schumer said. ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE TO CONVICT TRUMP IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Republicans had long-predicted a bipartisan acquittal, but the last-minute decision by the three robbed Trump of that talking point. With Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, defecting from his party and voting for guilt on one article of impeachment, it was Democrats who celebrated bipartisanship. The vote created a bipartisan impeachment that can never be erased from history, Schumer said. Democrats touted the party unity and praised the House impeachment managers for making a convincing case. There was a bipartisan vote -- even though it wasnt two thirds -- that found President Trump guilty, Stabenow said. Every single Democrat plus one Republican. On Monday, Manchin took to the Senate floor to push for a lighter measure ofcensure againstTrump and he was considered by Republicans one of their best bets for a defection. For his part, Manchin said he prayed on the decision. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP This was the most difficult decision Ive ever had to make, Manchin told reporters afterward. This is not a political vote whatsoever. Its not whether I like the president. Ive always had a good relationship [with Trump], but I love my country, and I have an obligation, responsibilities and my duties to my country. And if I cant explain that then shame on me.

  4. 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).

  5. Masashi Akita:

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


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