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Definition of Accused

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one who has been charged with a crime, one who has been blamed
place blame, charge with a crime
Accused Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Accused Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(imp. & p. p.)
of Accuse
  
(a.)
Charged with offense; as, an accused person.
  
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accused
\ac*cused"\ (&?;), a. charged with offense; as, an accused person.
note: commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.

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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a defendant in a criminal proceeding
(hypernym) defendant, suspect

Verb
1. bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "He charged the man with spousal abuse"
(synonym) impeach, incriminate, criminate
(hypernym) charge
(hyponym) reproach, upbraid
(derivation) accusation, accusal
2. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference"
(synonym) charge
(hyponym) blame, fault
(derivation) accusation, charge
Accused Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Accused or The Accused may refer to:
  • A person charged with committing a crime or offence, see Criminal charge
    • Suspect, a known person suspected of committing a crime

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Accused Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Law Dictionary
The person charged with a crime; the defendant.
HMCS Legal Terms
The person charged. The person who has allegedly committed the offence 
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