|Origin:||acquiter, from quite 'free of'|
Related topics: Law
ac‧quit past tense and past participle acquitted, present participle acquitting
1 [transitive usually passive]SCL
to give a decision in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a crime:
All the defendants were acquitted.
acquit somebody of something
The judge directed the jury to acquit Phillips of the murder.
to do something well, especially something difficult that you do for the first time in front of other people