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


the accused

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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the accused