Predicate: acquit

Roleset id: acquit.01 , relieve of guilt, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

acquit.01: ACQUIT-V NOTES: Based on WSJ, automatic expansion via verbnet. VN updated by Julia. Member of Vncls free-80-1. (from acquit.01-v) ACQUITTAL-N NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from acquittal.01-n)


acquittal (n.)
acquit (v.)Verdict


        Arg0-CAU: remover of guilt (vnrole: 80-1-cause)
        Arg1-DIR: (un)guilty party (vnrole: 80-1-source)
        Arg2-PPT: explicit mention of guilt (vnrole: 80-1-theme)

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: infinitive

        Ultimately, [that carefully picked jury]-1 deadlocked with a 10-2 vote *trace* *trace*-1 to acquit, and the prosecution decided not to retry the case.

        Arg0: *trace*-1 (= that carefully picked jury)
        Rel: acquit

Example: passive transitive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        Although Mr. Hastings had been acquitted *trace* by a jury, lawmakers handling the prosecution in Congress had argued that the purpose of impeachment isn't to punish an individual.

        Rel: acquitted
        Arg1: *trace* (= Mr. Hastings)
        Arg0: by a jury

Example: all args

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Mr. Hastings's case was particularly nettlesome because it marked the first time a federal official was impeached and removed from office on charges [of which]-1 a jury had acquitted him *trace*.

        Arg0: a jury
        Rel: acquited
        Arg1: him
        Arg2: *trace* (= of which)
        Argm-slc: which -> charges