What is the noun for acquittance?

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  1. (now rare) The act of fulfilling the duties (of a given role, obligation etc.). [from 15th c.]
  2. (law) A legal decision that someone is not guilty with which they have been charged, or the formal dismissal of a charge by some other legal process. [from 15th c.]
  3. Payment of a debt or other obligation; reparations, amends. [from 15th c.]
  4. (now historical) The act of releasing someone from debt or other obligation; acquittance. [from 15th c.]
  5. (rare) Avoidance of danger; deliverance. [from 17th c.]
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  7. Examples:
    1. “If that is the case, my client was deprived of the chance of an acquittal on the murder count.”
      “In the result therefore a verdict of acquittal was directed in respect of all charges against both accused.”
      “For the above reasons, the appeal is dismissed and the acquittal of the Respondent is upheld.”
  1. One who acquits or releases.
  1. Obsolete form of acquittance.
  1. (law) Acquittal.
  1. plural of acquittaunce
  1. plural of acquittance
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Missing from the acquittances are the parishes on the west of the county in Wigmore, Huntington and Ewias Lacy hundreds, including Leominster.”
      “Requirements to be met so that paid cheques do not have to be obtained from banks by public health organisations as acquittances for payment made.”
      “The University will provide accurate and timely acquittances to granting bodies in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in each grant contract or agreement.”
  1. plural of acquitment
  1. plural of acquittal
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Only 14 cases actually went to trial, ultimately yielding ten plea bargains, two acquittals, and only two guilty verdicts.”
      “Many acquittals are obtained in cases where the defense cannot offer jurors an alternative suspect for the crime.”
      “Many will balk at the suggestion that Megan's Law should be expanded to include warrants, dropped charges, and even acquittals.”
  1. plural of acquitter
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