acquittal - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/əˈkwɪt(ə)l/
singularacquittal
pluralacquittals
  1. an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of

    The trial ended in his acquittal.

    Based upon these facts, the judge had no other option but to direct an acquittal.