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
References in classic literature ?
It has been urged that the presence of the accused brothers in that fatal room, just after notification that one of them must take the life of Judge Driscoll or lose his own the moment the parties should meet, clearly signifies that the natural of self-preservation moved my clients to go there secretly and save Count Luigi by destroying his adversary.
The day after my return to Lille, my brother in his turn succeeded in making his escape; I was accused of complicity, and was condemned to remain in his place till he should be again a prisoner.
Charles Evremonde, called Darnay, was accused by the public prosecutor as an emigrant, whose life was forfeit to the Republic, under the decree which banished all emigrants on pain of Death.
Gendarmes," said the president, "lead in the accused.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
Thanks to this precaution, which he always was careful to take at the moment when on the point of beginning an examination, he knew beforehand the names, titles, and misdeeds of the accused, made cut and dried responses to questions foreseen, and succeeded in extricating himself from all the windings of the interrogation without allowing his deafness to be too apparent.
If my sister, in the security of retirement, with as little opportunity as inclination to do evil, could not avoid censure, we must not rashly condemn those who, living in the world and surrounded with temptations, should be accused of errors which they are known to have the power of committing.
These questions, like questions put at trials generally, left the essence of the matter aside, shut out the possibility of that essence's being revealed, and were designed only to form a channel through which the judges wished the answers of the accused to flow so as to lead to the desired result, namely a conviction.
No matter how innocent a slave might be--it availed him nothing, when accused by Mr.
The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.
A minister, named George Burroughs, was among the accused.
And what if I had been accused of robbing a dead man, Gaffer?