Definitions for "Not guilty"
Keywords:  plea, verdict, guilt, doubt, acquittal
A plea by a defendant in criminal cases or a jury's verdict of acquittal. Such a verdict means that the prosecution has failed to prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; it does not mean that the defendant is "innocent."
A plea officially denying guilt.
declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless; "he stands acquitted on all charges"; "the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity"