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King James Dictionary
ACQUIT', L. cedo.
To set free to release or discharge from an obligation, accusation, guilt, censure, suspicion, or whatever lies upon a person as a charge or duty as, the jury acquitted the prisoner we acquit a man of evil intentions. It is followed by of before the object to acquit from is obsolete. In a reciprocal sense, as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle, the word has a like sense, implying the discharge of a duty or obligation. Hence its use in expressing excellence in performance as the orator acquitted himself well, that is, in a manner that his situation and public expectation demanded.
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Entry for 'Acquit'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/a/acquit.html.