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[uh-kyoo-zer] /əˈkyu zər/
a person who accuses, especially in a court of law:
a trial in which the accuser and accused may freely speak.
Origin of accuser
1300-50; Middle English; see accuse, -er1
Related forms
self-accuser, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I have already mentioned in the rules for the exordium how the accuser might conciliate the judges.

  • Good my lords, let my accuser come face to face, and be deposed.

  • The accused had become the accuser.115 There was something stirring, something righteous, in this fine abandon.

    Tom Slade's Double Dare Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Whilst the accuser was thus occupied, Luther bowed his head and prayed.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • I am certain she has it somewhere on her person,' remarked the accuser. '

    City Crimes Greenhorn
accuser in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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