be accused


be accused
be blamed; be charged with a crime

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • accused — ac·cused /ə kyüzd/ n pl 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 trial U.S. Constitution amend. VI ◇ Certain rights… …   Law dictionary

  • accused — The accused, meaning a person who has been accused in law, is an everyday use. The or an accused man, person, banker, etc., in which the individuals are only generically identified, are also routinely acceptable. It is inadvisable, however, to… …   Modern English usage

  • Accused — may refer to:* a person charged with a criminal offense, or the state of being so charged; see indictment (also see suspect). * Accused (film), a 1936 film starring Googie Withers. * The Accused , 1988 film starring Jodie Foster and Kelly… …   Wikipedia

  • Accused — Ac*cused , a. Charged with offense; as, an accused person. [1913 Webster] Note: Commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accused — ac‧cused [əˈkjuːzd] noun the accused LAW the person or group of people who have been officially charged with a crime in a court of law …   Financial and business terms

  • accused — accused; un·accused; …   English syllables

  • Accused (film) — Accused is a 1936 British mystery film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dolores del Rio, Florence Desmond, Edward Rigby, Moore Marriott Basil Sydney and Googie Withers.External links*imdb title|0027252 …   Wikipedia

  • accused litigant — index defendant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • accused party — index defendant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • accused person — index convict, suspect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • accused — (n.) person charged with a crime, 1590s, from pp. of ACCUSE (Cf. accuse) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary


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