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accuser

[uh-kyoo-zer] /əˈkyu zər/
noun
1.
a person who accuses, especially in a court of law:
a trial in which the accuser and accused may freely speak.
Origin of accuser
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at accuse, -er1
Related forms
self-accuser, noun
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  • I have already mentioned in the rules for the exordium how the accuser might conciliate the judges.

  • Good my lords, let my accuser come face to face, and be deposed.

  • The accused had become the accuser.115 There was something stirring, something righteous, in this fine abandon.

    Tom Slade's Double Dare Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Whilst the accuser was thus occupied, Luther bowed his head and prayed.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • I am certain she has it somewhere on her person,' remarked the accuser. '

    City Crimes Greenhorn

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