So, a month before the hearings, a judge who is an acquaintance in the court let us read a draft of the sentence.
And then she realizes, through an acquaintance, that there is still something better out there.
Cain acknowledged knowing White, telling CNN she was an “acquaintance” he had tried to help.
c.1300, "state of being acquainted;" late 14c., "person with whom one is acquainted;" also "personal knowledge;" from Old French acointance "acquaintance, friendship, familiarity," noun of action from acointer (see acquaint). Acquaintant (17c.), would have been better in the "person known" sense but is now obsolete.