In March of this year, a jury here took just 45 minutes to acquit Tiller of charges that he performed 19 illegal abortions.
She and many others believed that Tuesday, when the court ruled to acquit all 13 defendants, was that day.
And it shows they were almost unanimously inclined to acquit right from jump.
Both trials ended in mistrials, with all of the white jurors voting to convict and all of the black jurors voting to acquit.
But based on the testimony, the evidence and the language of the law, it would have been hard for me to vote to acquit.
It is not certain that a lad who does not acquit himself very well in this exercise at first, will not make a good orator at last.
In this way, and in this way only, he may acquit himself and free others from the work of legislation.
Finchden, J. puts the case of parceners making partition, and one covenanting with the other to acquit of suit.
Don't forget that if you acquit him, you'll be sorely puzzled to convict the other.'
In possession of the needed sum for the ransom, he only asked to acquit himself honestly.
early 13c., "to satisfy a debt" (either for oneself or on behalf of another), from Old French aquiter "pay, pay up, settle a claim" (12c.), from à "to" (see ad-) + quite "free, clear" (see quit (adj.)). Meanings "set free from charges" and "to discharge one's duty" both recorded from late 14c. Related: Acquitted; acquitting.