Associations to the word «Acquit»


ACQUIT, verb. To declare or find not guilty; innocent.
ACQUIT, verb. (followed by “of”, formerly by “from”) To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge.
ACQUIT, verb. (obsolete) (rare) To pay for; to atone for
ACQUIT, verb. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
ACQUIT, verb. (reflexive) To clear one’s self.
ACQUIT, verb. (reflexive) To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part.
ACQUIT, verb. (obsolete) To release, set free, rescue.
ACQUIT, verb. (archaic) past participle of acquit

Dictionary definition

ACQUIT, verb. Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges".
ACQUIT, verb. Behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times".

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