not guilty definition

  • noun:
    • an official plea by a defendant of not-being culpable for the criminal activity with which the defendant is charged.
    • A verdict or formal choosing by the legal system that a defendant is not culpable when it comes to crime with which the defendant was recharged.
    • a part of a jury or tribunal encouraging acquittal, or a vote cast meant for acquittal.
    • an individual who was acquitted of a crime.
  • adjective:
    • Of people, legally innocent of a crime that they have-been accused of in a court of law.
    • Innocent.
    • declared simple of a particular offense or crime; legitimately blameless

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