• Acquit Definition & Synonyms
- (p. p.) Acquitted; set free; rid of.
- (v. t.) To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
- (v. t.) To pay for; to atone for.
- (v. t.) To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
- (v. t.) To clear ones self.
- (v. t.) To bear or conduct ones self; to perform ones part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly.
• Acquitter Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) One who acquits or releases.
• Acquittance Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.
- (n.) A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.
- (v. t.) To acquit.