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ac·quit / əˈkwit/ • v. (-quit·ted , -quit·ting ) 1. [tr.] (usu. be acquitted) free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty: she was acquitted on all counts. 2. (acquit oneself) conduct oneself or perform in a specified way. ∎  (acquit oneself of) archaic discharge (a duty or responsibility): they acquitted themselves of their charge with vigilance.

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acquit XIII. ME. acwiten, aquiten — OF. aquiter — Rom. *acquitāre, f. AC- + *quitāre QUIT2.
Hence acquittal XV.

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ACQUIT

To set free, release or discharge as from an obligation, burden or accusation. To absolve one from an

obligation or a liability; or to legally certify the innocence of one charged with a crime.