a person who accuses, especially in a court of law: a trial in which the accuser and accused may freely speak.

Origin of accuser

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at accuse, -er1
Related formsself-ac·cus·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for accuser

tattletale, informer, rat, prosecutor

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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.