accused

noun
ac·cused
plural accused

Definition of accused 

: one charged with an offense especially : the defendant in a criminal case

First Known Use of accused

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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accused

noun
ac·cused | \ə-ˈkyüzd\
plural accused

Legal Definition of accused 

: a person who has been arrested for or formally charged with a crime : the defendant in a criminal case the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trialU.S. Constitution amend. VI

Note: Certain rights guaranteed by the Constitution, such as the right to counsel, become effective once a person is characterized as an accused.

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