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to free from a charge or imputation of guilt

to conduct oneself in a specified way

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Emma was very willing now to acquit her of having seduced Mr.
Besides, a judge cannot be obliged to perjure himself who simply acquits or condemns, if the action is fairly and justly brought; for he who acquits the party does not say that he ought not to pay any fine at all, but that he ought not to pay a fine of twenty minae.
Considering that accused Valdes, Morato, Roquero and Taruc were all members of the Board of Directors of the PCSO and are similarly charged of the same offense, and considering further that accused Morato, Roquero and Taruc had been acquitted in this case, the Court has no choice but to acquit accused Valdes as well,' read the resolution penned by Justice Efren N.
It is a greater offense to the Sixth Amendment for a judge to supplant the will of the jury after it has considered "the truth of the accusation" and decided to acquit.
Counsel for Ghazan Hoti informed the court that Raza Ali, in early hearings, told that he had taken the share of Ghazan Hoti but later he submitted the same amount to NAB so in this regard he (Ghazan) could not be tried and he was entitled to acquit under section 265 (K).
In its order, the court said it carefully studied the case and decided to acquit the manager.
I request the Public Prosecution to bring forward the documents to the next hearing, and for the court to acquit one of my clients who has only two months left and will complete his one-year sentence," he said.
The court made the decision to acquit Isakov and to reinstate him in his rank of the Lieutenant General based on that.
While a federal jury convicted the other four executives--who received sentences ranging from 3 to 11-1/2 years--it could not reach a verdict on Shanahan, though it did acquit him in one count.
And Cook County jurors were quick to exonerate, "no bill" (that is, not return a bill of indictment at the grand jury proceeding), and acquit killers, even those found glowering over their victims, gun--or hammer--in hand.