Definition of Accused

1. Noun. A defendant in a criminal proceeding.

Generic synonyms: Defendant, Suspect



Definition of Accused

1. a. Charged with offense; as, an accused person.

Definition of Accused

1. Verb. (past of accuse) ¹

2. Noun. (context: legal) The person charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case. ¹

3. Adjective. Having been accused; being the target of accusations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accused

1. accuse [v] - See also: accuse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accused

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accusatour
accusatrices
accusatrix
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accused (current term)
accuser
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accusing
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accusor
accusors
accusour
accustom

Literary usage of Accused

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1911)
"It is averred that the order of the supreme court of the Philippine Islands was made without the knowledge or consent of the accused, and that the ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"person over 18 to "cause or encourage" a child under that age to commit a misdemeanor, that accused should have "caused" prosecutrix to commit the ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Apart from the conduct of his own defence, the accused disposed of other legal ... The present writer can find nothing to suggest that the accused were ..."

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