judgment of acquittal
judgment of acquittal see judgment 1a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • acquittal — ac·quit·tal /ə kwit əl/ n 1: release or discharge from debt or other liability 2: a setting free or deliverance from the charge of an offense by verdict of a jury, judgment of a court, or other legal process see also implied acquittal; judgment… …   Law dictionary

  • judgment — judg·ment also judge·ment / jəj mənt/ n 1 a: a formal decision or determination on a matter or case by a court; esp: final judgment in this entry compare dictum, disposition …   Law dictionary

  • judgment quod eat inde quietus — Judgment that he go hence acquitted,–a judgment of acquittal on a criminal charge. State v Buchanan (Md) 5 Harr & J 317 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Acquittal — Not Guilty redirects here. For the song, see Not Guilty (song). Criminal procedure …   Wikipedia

  • acquittal — [ə kwit′ l] n. [ME aquital < Anglo Fr aquitaille: see ACQUIT] 1. an acquitting; discharge (of duty, obligation, etc.) 2. Law a setting free or being set free by judgment of the court …   English World dictionary

  • acquittal — /euh kwit l/, n. 1. the act of acquitting; discharge. 2. the state of being acquitted; release. 3. the discharge or settlement of a debt, obligation, etc. 4. Law. judicial deliverance from a criminal charge on a verdict or finding of not guilty.… …   Universalium

  • Judgment notwithstanding verdict — Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil procedure Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction Personal jurisdiction Removal jurisdiction Venue Change of venue …   Wikipedia

  • acquittal — UK [əˈkwɪt(ə)l] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms acquittal : singular acquittal plural acquittals an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of The trial ended in his acquittal …   English dictionary

  • judgment — Synonyms and related words: acquittal, acumen, anathematizing, appraisal, appraisement, assessment, assumption, astuteness, attitude, belief, castigation, censure, chastening, chastisement, circumspection, circumspectness, climate of opinion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • acquittal — A verdict of not guilty. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 525. Not a matter of formal judgment, where the record in the case against the defendant ends with the verdict of acquittal. Arnold v State, 76 Wyo 445, 306 P2d 368, 65 ALR2d 839. Ordinarily, in… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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