not guilty

not guilty

  1. (legal) A formal plea by a defendant of not being culpable for the crime with which the defendant is charged.
    If you do not plead, a plea of not guilty will be entered for you.
  2. (legal) A verdict or formal finding by the legal system that a defendant is not culpable for the crime with which the defendant was charged.
  3. A member of a jury or tribunal supporting acquittal, or a vote cast in support of acquittal.
  4. A person who has been acquitted of a crime.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations
  • Russian: невино́вный
  • Russian: невино́вный
  1. (legal) Of a person, legally innocent of a crime which they have been accused of in a court of law.
    He was found not guilty because there was a reasonable doubt.
  2. (nonstandard) Innocent.
    The jury said he was not guilty. I knew he wouldn't have done something like that.
  • Italian: incolpevole, inconfesso (having pleaded not guilty)

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