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AUTREFOIS ACQUIT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In criminal law. Formerly acquitted. The name of a plea in bar to a criminal action, stating that the defendant has been once already indicted and tried for the same alleged offense and has been acquitted. Simco v. State, 9 Tex. App. 34S; U. S. v. Gibert, 25 Fed. Cas. 1,294.

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