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clear of accused wrongdoing acquit
(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question alibi
legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial) bail
(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial bail , bail bond , bond
Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701) Captain Kidd , Kidd , William Kidd
Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542) Catherine Howard , Howard
correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence) clink , gaol , jail , jailhouse , pokey , poky , slammer
charge brought by an accused person against the accuser countercharge
military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law court-martial
list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted criminal record , record
person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused defendant , suspect
deliver or surrender accused person extradite
surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty) extradition
amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if priv Fifth Amendment
charge that weighs most heavily against accused, part of gravamen
jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial holding cell
United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865) Joseph Emerson Worcester , Worcester
United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957) Joseph McCarthy , Joseph Raymond McCarthy , McCarthy
primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence ordeal , trial by ordeal
court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused serious offenses police court
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