not guilty

Definitions of "not guilty"
  1. When a person accused of a crime denies committing it and plans to dispute the accusations
  2. The decision made by a jury that, based on the evidence presented, there is not enough proof to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that the person accused committed the crime
How to use "not guilty" in a sentence
  1. The accused entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment.
  2. After deliberating for several hours, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
  3. Despite the damning evidence, the jury found the defendant not guilty.

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