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accuser

[uh-kyoo-zer] /əˈkyu zər/
noun
1.
a person who accuses, especially in a court of law:
a trial in which the accuser and accused may freely speak.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see accuse, -er1
Related forms
self-accuser, noun
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Examples for accuser
  • 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.
  • If the alleged facts are true, the motive of the accuser is irrelevant.
  • By not allowing a student to remain anonymous the school setup the accuser as target for retaliation.
  • Reconciliation, confront the accuser and have the proceeding handled by a third party judge.
  • In order to defend him or herself, the physician or other licensee has a right to face their accuser.
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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