acquit v
There are many judges who would like to acquit smoking.

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  • acquit — [ aki ] n. m. • XIIe; de acquitter ♦ Reconnaissance écrite d un paiement. ⇒ décharge, quittance . Pour acquit : mention (avec date et signature) portée sur un document attestant un paiement. ♢ Loc. Par acquit de conscience : pour décharger… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acquit — ac·quit /ə kwit/ vb ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting [Old French acquiter to pay off, absolve, acquit, from a , prefix marking causation + quite free (of an obligation)] vt: to discharge completely: as a: to release from liability for a debt or other… …   Law dictionary

  • acquit — (v.) early 13c., to satisfy a debt (either for oneself or on behalf of another), from O.Fr. aquiter pay, pay up, settle a claim (12c.), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + quite free, clear (see QUIT (Cf. quit) (adj.)). Meanings set free from charges… …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquit — Acquit. s. m. v. Quitance. J en ay un bon acquit. je fourniray tous les acquits bons & valables. acquit patent. On dit, Payer une chose à l acquit d un autre, pour dire, La payer à la descharge d un autre. J ay payé cela à l acquit de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Acquit — Ac*quit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acquitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquitting}.] [OE. aquiten, OF. aquiter, F. acquitter; ? (L. ad) + OF. quiter, F. quitter, to quit. See {Quit}, and cf. {Acquiet}.] 1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquit — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to exonerate ) to acquit of (the jury acquitted her of all charges) 2) (P; refl.) ( to behave ) she acquitted herself well; he acquitted himself like a veteran * * * [ə kwɪt] he acquitted himself like a veteran (P; refl.) ( to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acquit — v. a. RG. 565 …   Oldest English Words

  • acquit — v. a. Discharge (from an accusation), clear, release, absolve, exonerate, exculpate, excuse, pardon, forgive, quit, set free …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • acquit — v 1. exculpate, clear, prove or declare innocent, uphold innocence, pronounce or declare not guilty, remove guilt; absolve, forgive, shrive, excuse; exonerate, justify, warrant, vindicate, right; pardon, amnesty, remit, respite, reprieve. 2. free …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • acquit — v. (acquitted, acquitting) 1 tr. (often foll. by of) declare (a person) not guilty (were acquitted of the offence). 2 refl. a conduct oneself or perform in a specified way (we acquitted ourselves well). b (foll. by of) discharge (a duty or… …   Useful english dictionary

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