Definition of the accused noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the accused

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈkjuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkjuːzd//
 
(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 defendant
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