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noun     the accused pronunciation in American English
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singularthe accused
pluralthe accused
  1. a specific person who is accused of a crime in a court of law

    The accused sat quietly while the charges were read out.

    The accused have all pleaded not guilty.

    1. a.

      an accused

      legal any person who is accused of a crime in a court of law

      When an accused is facing numerous charges, it is not uncommon for the defense to offer a reduced plea to some of these.


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