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Definition of Accused

Accused
Accused Ac*cused", a. Charged with offense; as, an accused person. Note: Commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.
Accused
Accuse Ac*cuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accused; p. pr. & vb. n. Accusing.] [OF. acuser, F. accuser, L. accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad + causa cause, lawsuit. Cf. Cause.] 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense; (Law) to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor. Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. --Acts xxiv. 13. We are accused of having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms. --Macaulay. 2. To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure. Their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another. --Rom. ii. 15. 3. To betray; to show. [L.] --Sir P. Sidney. Syn: To charge; blame; censure; reproach; criminate; indict; impeach; arraign. Usage: To Accuse, Charge, Impeach, Arraign. These words agree in bringing home to a person the imputation of wrongdoing. To accuse is a somewhat formal act, and is applied usually (though not exclusively) to crimes; as, to accuse of treason. Charge is the most generic. It may refer to a crime, a dereliction of duty, a fault, etc.; more commonly it refers to moral delinquencies; as, to charge with dishonesty or falsehood. To arraign is to bring (a person) before a tribunal for trial; as, to arraign one before a court or at the bar public opinion. To impeach is officially to charge with misbehavior in office; as, to impeach a minister of high crimes. Both impeach and arraign convey the idea of peculiar dignity or impressiveness.

Meaning of Accused from wikipedia

- Accused or The Accused may refer to: A person suspected with committing a crime or offence; see Criminal charge Suspect, a known person suspected of committing...
- The Accüsed is a crossover thrash band from Seattle, Washington, founded in 1981. The band was a progenitor of the crossover style that bridged the gap...
- The Accused is a 1988 American legal drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, written by Tom Topor and starring Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Bernie Coulson...
- Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 German-American satirical comedy film written, produced and directed by Pat Proft, and starring Leslie Nielsen as a man who...
- even when the driver is found not guilty in the criminal trial. If the accused has given evidence on his trial he may be cross-examined on those statements...
- sheet of paper. Indictable offenses are normally tried by jury, unless the accused waives the right to a jury trial. Although the Sixth Amendment mandates...
- recanted their allegations, that their new account of the events matched the accused's version of events. After reviewing the police files, Kanin categorized...
- ‹ The template Infobox television is being considered for merging. › Accused is a British television anthology series created by Jimmy McGovern. The drama...
- murder of Teresa Halbach. The connected story is that of Brendan D****ey, accused and convicted as an accessory in the murder. The first season mainly chronicles...
- Retrieved July 26, 2018. "Boy accused in pregnant woman's death to be tried as a juvenile". CNN. August 23, 2011. "Lawyer Of Boy Accused Of Murder Fights To Have...
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