Translation of acquittal in Spanish:

acquittal

absolución, n.

Pronunciation: /əˈkwɪt(ə)l//əˈkwɪd(ə)l/

noun

  • 1

    Law
    absolución feminine
    • Many acquittals are obtained in cases where the defense cannot offer jurors an alternative suspect for the crime.
    • Many will balk at the suggestion that Megan's Law should be expanded to include warrants, dropped charges, and even acquittals.
    • I am therefore of the view that it is not appropriate to substitute a verdict of acquittal for the conviction.
    • Routine acquittals of obviously guilty people would quickly breed contempt for the law.
    • Only 14 cases actually went to trial, ultimately yielding ten plea bargains, two acquittals, and only two guilty verdicts.
    • The significance of these statements is tempered by the fact that 14 of the acquittals and 1 conviction were reversed and remanded for retrial, the results of which are unknown to us.
    • In the result therefore a verdict of acquittal was directed in respect of all charges against both accused.
    • Now the choice is go to trial on a felony assault charge and hope for an acquittal or plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
    • On the first, if the appellant is right, he is entitled to an acquittal.
    • The appellate court affirmed 51 acquittals and 19 findings of medical negligence by defendant physicians.
    • The motion for a directed verdict of acquittal on count two is dismissed.
    • A close precedent for an acquittal based on the denial of evidence already exists.
    • Any charge ever brought against him resulted in an acquittal.
    • From his arrest until his acquittal at the Crown Court, the Applicant was on bail.
    • If the court is not satisfied that D did what was alleged, an acquittal must follow.
    • The doctors were duly charged, but their acquittals established the legality of abortions in order to preserve mental health.
    • If that is the case, my client was deprived of the chance of an acquittal on the murder count.
    • Moreover the public interest may be as much involved in the circumstances of a remarkable acquittal as in a surprising conviction.
    • By last year, the rate of jury acquittals had fallen to 15 percent.
    • For the above reasons, the appeal is dismissed and the acquittal of the Respondent is upheld.
  • 2formal

    (of duty)
    cumplimiento masculine
    desempeño masculine