verb | \ ə-ˈkwit \ | ac·quit
  1. a : to release from liability for a debt or other obligation —usually used in agreements forever release, acquit, and discharge each other

    b : to absolve (a criminal defendant) of a charge by judicial process

    c : to clear of wrongdoing the fact…does not acquit them of misrepresentation —In re Hiller, 694 P.2d 540 (1985)

    : to absolve a defendant of criminal liability must acquit if any reasonable doubt existed —Commonwealth v. Gagliardi, 638 N.E.2d 20 (1994) — compare convict