Now that you are out, what do you really think of the system that has both convicted and acquitted you?
Hickok was acquitted, and it caused a public outcry of injustice.
A month later, Hayee was sentenced to death for the attack, but was acquitted in appeal due to lack of evidence.
The woman was acquitted of perjury, which could have landed the mother of three 15 years in jail.
So Cain acquitted himself perfectly well tonight—people who showed up cheering for him will sleep well.
The creditor loses his usury and the debtor is acquitted of his obligation.
"acquitted by a smile from Amelia, worth all our acclamations," said Mrs. Beaumont.
The rehearsal ended for one day, and Carrie went home feeling that she had acquitted herself satisfactorily.
He would like to say a few words, while there is time, to those who would have acquitted him.
The others of the one hundred and thirty-one were acquitted.
"freed, exonerated," 1670s, past participle adjective from acquit (v.). Formerly in this sense was acquit (late 14c.), perhaps on analogy of pps. such as hit.
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.