accused

[ uh-kyoozd ]
/ əˈkyuzd /

adjective

charged with a crime, wrongdoing, fault, etc.: the accused boy.

noun

a person or persons charged in a court of law with a crime, offense, etc. (often preceded by the).

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Origin of accused

First recorded in 1585–95; accuse + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM accused

mis·ac·cused, adjectiveself-ac·cused, adjectiveun·ac·cused, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for accuseds

accused
/ (əˈkjuːzd) /

noun

the accused law the defendant or defendants appearing on a criminal charge
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