Accused meaning

ə-kyo͝ozd
The definition of accused means to have charged someone with a wrongdoing.

Mary Warren, the woman who said that John Proctor was a witch during the Salem Witch Trials, is an example of someone who accused another person.

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Having been accused; being the target of accusations.
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Accused is defined as charged with a wrongdoing.

A person charged with robbery is an example of an individual accused of a crime.

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A person who has been arrested or formally charged by an indictment, information, or presentment with a crime.
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The defendant in a criminal case.
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A person who is blamed for a wrongdoing.
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Simple past tense and past participle of accuse.
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(law) The person charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.
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Origin of accused

  • (noun): First attested in the 1590's.

    From Wiktionary