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accused

[uh-kyoozd] /əˈkyuzd/
adjective
1.
charged with a crime, wrongdoing, fault, etc.:
the accused boy.
noun
2.
a person or persons charged in a court of law with a crime, offense, etc. (often preceded by the).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; accuse + -ed2
Related forms
misaccused, adjective
self-accused, adjective
unaccused, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for accuseds

accused

/əˈkjuːzd/
noun
1.
(law) the accused, the defendant or defendants appearing on a criminal charge
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Word Origin and History for accuseds

accused

n.

"person charged with a crime," 1590s, from past participle of accuse (v.).

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