the accused - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/əˈkjuːzd/
singularthe accused
pluralthe accused
  1. a specific person that 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 that is accused of a crime in a court of law

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