What is another word for acquittal?

Pronunciation: [ɐkwˈɪtə͡l] (IPA)

Acquittal is a term used in the legal system, which refers to a court's verdict that a defendant is not guilty of the crime they have been accused of. There are a few other words that can be used interchangeably with acquittal, including exoneration, vindication, absolution, and discharge. Exoneration refers to the action of relieving someone of a charge of blame or fault. Vindication also implies clearing someone from wrongdoing or suspicion. Absolution refers to the act of pardoning or forgiving someone for their past actions. Lastly, discharge is a term used for freeing someone from the legal obligation to face trial or to remain imprisoned. All these words are the synonyms of acquittal, but have a slightly different meaning and usage.

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What are the opposite words for acquittal?

Antonyms for the word "acquittal" include conviction, culpability, guilt, and liability. Conviction refers to the process of being found guilty of a crime or offense. Culpability refers to the degree of responsibility an individual has for an act, especially in terms of wrongdoing or fault. Guilt refers to a feeling of remorse or responsibility for a wrongdoing. Liability refers to a legal obligation or responsibility for something. These antonyms reflect the opposite of acquittal, as they point to being found guilty, being at fault, or having an obligation to answer for something.

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Usage examples for Acquittal

"Well, there's an end to three years, don't forget, my pretty, and if he gets an acquittal on this, the other'll come out, unless-" She measured him with her eyes.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
Father, have you nothing to say about the acquittal?
"Landolin"
Berthold Auerbach
He could not forget how much Tobias had helped him to his acquittal.
"Landolin"
Berthold Auerbach

Famous quotes with Acquittal

  • Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
    Barbara Amiel
  • I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state.
    Jim Garrison
  • I knew I was coming home, I thought they would consider acquittal, I was disappointed that they didn't.
    Louise Woodward
  • Interestingly, Islam acknowledges the reality of sin and hell, and the justice of God, but the hope it offers is that sinners can escape God’s justice if they do religious works. God will see these, and because of them, hopefully he will show mercy—but they won’t know for sure. Each person’s works will be weighed on the Day of Judgment and it will then be decided who is saved and who is not—based on whether they followed Islam, were sincere in repentance, and performed enough righteous deeds to outweigh their bad ones. So Islam believes you can earn God’s mercy by your own efforts. That’s like jumping out of the plane and believing that flapping your arms is going to counter the law of gravity and save you from a 10,000-foot drop. And there’s something else to consider. The Law of God shows us that the best of us is nothing but a wicked criminal, standing guilty and condemned before the throne of a perfect and holy Judge. When that is understood, then our “righteous deeds” are actually seen as an attempt to bribe the Judge of the Universe. The Bible says that because of our guilt, anything we offer God for our justification (our acquittal from His courtroom) is an abomination to Him, and only adds to our crimes. Islam, like the other religions, doesn’t solve your problem of having sinned against God and the reality of hell.
    Ray Comfort
  • The breath Of accusation kills an innocent name, And leaves for lame acquittal the poor life, Which is a mask without it.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley

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