meaning of acquitted

acquitted meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"freed, exonerated," 1670s, previous participle adjective from acquit (v.). Formerly inside sense was acquit (late 14c.), maybe on example of past participles such as hit.

acquitted meaning in General Dictionary

stated simple of a specific offense or criminal activity; lawfully blameless

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acquitted meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Acquit

Sentence Examples with the word acquitted

Baron Cuvier in his Eloge historique of Fourcroy repels the charge, but he can scarcely be acquitted of time-serving indifference, if indeed active, though secret, participation be not proved against him.

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