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Definition of Autrefois acquit

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claim that the accused has already been acquitted and therefore may not tried again for the same offense
Autrefois acquit Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries Legal Dictionary
Previously acquitted; an accused cannot be tried for a crime because the record shows he has already been subjected to trial for the same conduct and was acquitted. - (read more on Autrefois acquit)
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In the common law, the peremptory pleas (pleas in bar) are pleas that set out special reasons for which a trial cannot go ahead. They are the plea of autrefois convict, the plea of autrefois acquit, and the plea of pardon.

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