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Acquittal

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Acqu'ittal. n.s. In law, is a deliverance and setting free from the suspicion or guiltiness of an offence. Cowell.

The constant design of both these orators, was to drive some one particular point, either the condemnation or acquittal of an accused person, a persuasive to war, and the like. Swift.

Sources: Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acquittal." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 16, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13286.


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