accused


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ac·cused

 (ə-kyo͞ozd′)
n. pl. accused
The defendant in a criminal case.

accused

(əˈkjuːzd)
n
(Law) the accused law the defendant or defendants appearing on a criminal charge

ac•cused

(əˈkyuzd)

adj.
1. charged with a crime.
n.
2. the accused, a person or persons charged with a crime.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accused - a defendant in a criminal proceedingaccused - a defendant in a criminal proceeding
defendant, suspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

accused

noun
the accused the defendant, the defence, the offender, the respondent, the appellant, the litigant, the prisoner at the bar The accused is alleged to be a member of a right-wing gang.

accused

noun
Law. A person against whom an action is brought:
Translations
obžalovaný
anklagede
syytetty
optuženik
被告人
피고인
anklagade
ผู้ต้องหา
bị cáo

accused

[əˈkjuːzd] N the accused (Jur) (sing) → el/la acusado/a; (pl) → los/las acusados/as

accused

[əˈkjuːzd]
naccusé(e) m/f
the accused (one person)l'accusé(e) m/f; (more than one person)les accusés mpl
adj
to stand accused → être accusé(e)
to stand accused of doing sth → être accusé(e) de faire qch

accused

n the accusedder/die Angeklagte; (several) → die Angeklagten pl

accused

[əˈkjuːzd] n (Law) the accusedl'accusato/a, l'imputato/a

accused

مُتَّهَم obžalovaný anklagede Beschuldigter κατηγορούμενος acusado syytetty accusé optuženik imputato 被告人 피고인 beschuldigde anklagede oskarżony acusado обвиняемый anklagade ผู้ต้องหา sanık bị cáo 被告
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Laurie turned red again, but wasn't offended at being accused of bashfulness, for there was so much good will in Jo it was impossible not to take her blunt speeches as kindly as they were meant.
She was accused of making Ole Benson lose the little sense he had-- and that at an age when she should still have been in pinafores.
She had looked at me in sweet speculation and then had accused me to my face of having "cried.
He had been accused by an anonymous informer, of having killed a stag in the royal preserves.
It ain't good for her, and the surgeon don't like it, and tried to persuade her not to and couldn't; and when he ORDERED her, she was that outraged and indignant, and was very severe on him, and accused him of insubordination, and said it didn't become him to give orders to an officer of her rank.
I jumped back as if I had been accused, and stood quaking while a worshiper entered and passed up the aisle.
The utmost penalty of the outraged law would be exacted, and upon the accused, now present at the bar, that penalty would unquestionably be executed.
Footnote: Strange as the incidents of this story are, they are not inventions, but facts--even to the public confession of the accused.
No matter how innocent a slave might be--it availed him nothing, when accused by Mr.
He was accused of having a delightful voice, and a perfect knowledge of music; which was properly denied; and that he knew nothing of the matter, and had no voice at all, roundly asserted.
Why was I always suffering, always browbeaten, always accused, for ever condemned?
He told me of Catherine's illness, and accused my brother of causing it promising that I should be Edgar's proxy in suffering, till he could get hold of him.