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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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  • He bent his head forward challengingly, to meet the glare of his accuser's eyes.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • The accuser then stated the charge, which was admitted, or denied, by the accused.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • So the judge punished their accuser, and set them both at liberty.

  • I pass over that it becomes not an emperor to be an accuser.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI

    Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
  • Me you have killed because you wanted to escape the accuser, and not to give an account of your lives.

    Apology Plato

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