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1      (Criminal law)   the deliverance and release of a person appearing before a court on a charge of crime, as by a finding of not guilty  
2    a discharge or release from an obligation, duty, debt, etc.  
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absolution, clearance, deliverance, discharge, exculpation, exoneration, freeing, liberation, release, relief, vindication  

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acquittal n.
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.

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