accuser

[uh-kyoo-zer]
noun
a person who accuses, especially in a court of law: a trial in which the accuser and accused may freely speak.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see accuse, -er1

self-accuser, noun
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accuse (əˈkjuːz)
 
vb
to charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin accūsāre to call to account, from ad- to + causa lawsuit]
 
ac'cuser
 
n
 
ac'cusing
 
adj
 
ac'cusingly
 
adv

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Accuser definition


Satan is styled the "accuser of the brethren" (Rev. 12:10. Comp. Job 1:6; Zech. 3:1), as seeking to uphold his influence among men by bringing false charges against Christians, with the view of weakening their influence and injuring the cause with which they are identified. He was regarded by the Jews as the accuser of men before God, laying to their charge the violations of the law of which they were guilty, and demanding their punishment. The same Greek word, rendered "accuser," is found in John 8:10 (but omitted in the Revised Version); Acts 23:30, 35; 24:8; 25:16, 18, in all of which places it is used of one who brings a charge against another.

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Example sentences
Conspiracy theories swirl but government ministers have denied any link with
  the accuser.
They allow the use of hearsay evidence, which similarly deprives the defendant
  of an opportunity to cross-examine his accuser.
The new guidance requires that the accuser and the accused have the same rights.
And often, but not always, the self-sacrificing honesty of the accuser has
  rendered him immune to retaliation.
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