self-accused

accused

[uh-kyoozd]
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:
1585–95; accuse + -ed2

misaccused, adjective
self-accused, adjective
unaccused, adjective
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accused (əˈkjuːzd)
 
n
law the accused the defendant or defendants appearing on a criminal charge

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Word Origin & History

accuse
c.1300, from O.Fr. acuser "to accuse" (13c.), earlier "announce, report, disclose" (12c.), from L. accusare "to call to account," from ad- "against" + causari "give as a cause or motive," from causa "reason." Accusatory is first attested c.1600, from L. accusatorius. Noun accused "person charged with
a crime" is recorded from 1590s.
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