Pronunciation: (u-kwit'l), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.