meaning of accused

accused meaning in General Dictionary

faced with offense as an accused individual

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  • a defendant in a criminal proceeding
  • of Accuse
  • faced with offense; because, an accused person.

accused meaning in Legal Dictionary

n. people charged with a crime.


accused meaning in Law Dictionary

the incorrect doer in court. AKA defendant, offender, or respondent.


accused meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"person faced with a crime," 1590s, from previous participle of accuse (v.).


accused meaning in Business Dictionary

celebration blamed in a court instance for incorrect doing. Also called defendant, offender, or respondent.


accused meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Accuse

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  • (a.) faced with offense; because, an accused individual.

Sentence Examples with the word accused

On this account he was accused of deposing the deities of his country and substituting for them a new divinity, but he was acquitted by the tolerant Akbar.

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