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AH0 K W IH1 T : /əˈkwɪt/
1. To declare not guilty; innocent
2. To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge, to find not guilty.
3. To pay for; to atone for.
4. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
5. To clear one’s self.
6. To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part.
7. To release, set free, rescue.
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
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...as partial consideration for his/her use of the premises provide, does hereby release, acquit and discharge [them] from any and all claims, demands,... Link
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