Definition of accused in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkjuːzd/


(the accused) [treated as singular or plural]
A person or group of people who are charged with or on trial for a crime: the accused was ordered to stand trial on a number of charges two of the accused were sentenced to thirteen years in prison
More example sentences
  • There can be no trial at all unless the accused is fit both to plead and to stand trial.
  • Immediately after the robbery the accused had left his home and could not be found by the police.
  • These are not cases where the accused has caused death while in an involuntary state.

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