Verb(1) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges(2) behave in a certain manner
(1) The third was that there was fresh evidence which could have led the jury to acquit him.(2) A jury needed less than half an hour to acquit him of the charges.(3) If you think that, because he was so drunk, he did not intend or may not have intended to kill or cause grievous bodily harm, then you must acquit him.(4) The jury that the accused thought must acquit him, came in with a verdict of guilty within 90 minutes.(5) But again, we are giving far greater credence to that idea every time a jury acquits another guilty man.(6) The five officers were acquitted of manslaughter charges on the direction of the trial judge.(7) The administration will finally have acquitted itself of the charge of failing to admit its mistakes, but at a terrible price.(8) They lost just twice all season and finished five points ahead of the pack to charge back to the top flight where they acquitted themselves well with some great performances.(9) On that evening of great significance it cannot have been easy for her to relax into the role, but clearly she acquitted herself well.(10) In such event they might have acquitted him of murder, though finding him guilty of assisting the offender.(11) A multi-ethnic jury acquits all officers charged in the shooting.(12) I'm relatively sure that I can acquit myself well in an interview as well - but my performance in that interview is less important to me at the moment than getting to it.(13) I am reminded by our learned friends that he was acquitted of the offences.(14) He is acquitted of theft but convicted of handling and sent to prison.(15) Unlike the usual heroine, she has been given enough scope to perform and she acquits herself well.(16) Of the performances, she acquits herself well in the lead role, but too many of the other performers feel under-used.
(1) acquit oneself :: vryspreek jouself
1. clear ::
3. conduct ::
1. incriminate ::
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