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.
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.