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not guilty

a. 1 (context legal English) Of a person, legally innocent of a crime which they have been accused of in a court of law. 2 (context nonstandard English) innocent. n. 1 (context legal English) A formal plea by a defendant of not being culpable for the crime with which the defendant is charged. 2 (context legal English) A verdict or formal finding by the legal system that a defendant is not culpable for the crime with which the defendant was charged.

not guilty

adj. declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless; "he stands acquitted on all charges"; "the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity" [syn: acquitted]

Not guilty

Not guilty may refer to:

  • Not guilty (plea) means a person charged with one or more criminal offenses denies committing them
  • Acquittal, the legal result of a verdict of not guilty
  • Not Guilty (1910 film), an American film by the Thanhouser Company
  • Not Guilty (1919 film), a British film
  • Not Guilty (1921 film), an American film directed by Sidney Franklin
  • "Not Guilty" (song), a song by George Harrison
Not Guilty (song)

"Not Guilty" is a song by English musician George Harrison released on his 1979 album George Harrison. He wrote the song in 1968 following the Beatles' Transcendental Meditation course in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and its lyrics refer to Harrison's relationship with his bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney as a result of that experience. The Beatles recorded the song for the White Album in August 1968 but abandoned the track after several days' work, logging 99 takes. This last take appeared on the Anthology 3 compilation in 1996, as "Take 102".

Harrison revisited "Not Guilty" in 1978 during sessions for his eponymous solo album. Unlike the Beatles' original, which featured distorted electric guitar and harpsichord, the remake used acoustic guitar and was softer in tone.

Not Guilty (1910 film)

Not Guilty is a 1910 American silent short drama produced by the Thanhouser Company. The film focuses on Harry Martin who bids goodbye to his blind mother before he leaves the house and soon encounters a fleeing thief. The thief deposits a stolen purse into Harry's pocket and the police promptly discover and arrest Harry. They take him back to his home where he bids goodbye and is jailed. His blind mother becomes ill, under the false belief that her son is away on a journey. After he learns of this, he breaks out and returns home. The police surround and search the house and Harry flees to another building on a clothesline. Successfully having eluded the police, Harry buys a paper the following morning and discovers that the real thief has turned himself in. The film is known for its early use of a close-up shot to portray the complex action of the thief depositing the purse into Harry's pocket. The film was released on September 20, 1910 and met with mixed reviews. The film survives in the Library of Congress archives.

Not Guilty (1919 film)

Not Guilty is a 1919 British silent comedy crime film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Kenelm Foss, Charles Vane and Hayford Hobbs. The screenplay concerns a barrister who takes on his own case when he has to defend himself in court for tricking a millionaire out of money for a good cause.

Usage examples of "not guilty".

By then it had been decided that none of the teenagers wanted to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

She didn't speak when they asked her if she'd plead 'guilty' or 'not guilty,' and they pleaded 'not guilty' for her.

Therefore, they'll have no choice but to return a verdict of not guilty though they know you are.

These objections being overruled, he entered a plea of not guilty to all the charges and specifications.