Definition of the accused noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

the accused

 noun
noun
NAmE//əˈkyuzd//
 
(pl. the accused)
 
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a person who is on trial for committing a crime The accused was found innocent. All the accused have pleaded guilty. compare defendantWord Familyaccuse verbaccusation nounaccusing adjectiveaccusatory adjectiveaccused noun
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