I encountered a phrase with a word "acquittal" in a context of criminal law. In Wikipedia, its meaning is described as following:
In the common law tradition, an acquittal formally certifies that the accused is free from the charge of an offense, as far as the criminal law is concerned.
In my understanding, this is same as "false accusation", which means that prosecution is found to be false.
I want some ideas about how different these two expressions are.