To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
To clear one's self.
To find a defendant not guilty of a criminal offense.
In contract law, to release from an obligation; in criminal law, to release from a charge of guilt.
to clear a person of a criminal charge which has been made against them
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
A finding that a person is not guilty of a criminal offenceâ€¢ Criminal Courts
To find an accused person not guilty at a trial.
To free or clear, as from accusation.
When a court lets a person go without any penalty. If a court decides that a person is not guilty of a crime, or the case has not been proved, it will acquit the person.
To find the accused not guilty of a criminal charge at the end of a trial.
To find a criminal defendant not guilty.
To find a defendant not guilty in a criminal trial.
When a person charged with an indictable offence is found not guilty by a judge or jury.
To absolve from a criminal charge.