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Synonyms for accused

the accused


  • the defendant
  • the defence
  • the offender
  • the respondent
  • the appellant
  • the litigant
  • the prisoner at the bar
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for accused

a person against whom an action is brought

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Words related to accused

a defendant in a criminal proceeding

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While I turn my back now, I beg that several persons will be so good as to pass their fingers through their hair, and then press them upon one of the panes of the window near the jury, and that among them the accused may set THEIR finger marks.
"Here, thrown up ten sizes, are the natal autographs of the two persons who are here before you accused of murdering Judge Driscoll.
You have heard us grant that claim, and welcome it." He turned to the jury: "Compare the fingerprints of the accused with the fingerprints left by the assassin--and report."
His removal, to make way for other accused persons who were to be tried, rescued him from these caresses for the moment.
There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused. The audience felt that a startling revelation was to follow this ominous prelude.
In the midst of this tumult the voice of the president was heard to exclaim, -- "Are you playing with justice, accused, and do you dare set your fellow-citizens an example of disorder which even in these times his never been equalled?"
"That will do," went on the imperturbable auditor, when he supposed that the accused had finished his third reply.
Quasimodo turned round, shrugging his hump with disdain, while Master Florian, equally astonished, and supposing that the laughter of the spectators had been provoked by some irreverent reply from the accused, rendered visible to him by that shrug of the shoulders, apostrophized him indignantly,--
The judge, more and more irritated, thought it his duty to continue in the same tone, hoping thereby to strike the accused with a terror which should react upon the audience, and bring it back to respect.
A deficiency in the first, would be fatal to the accused; in the last, dangerous to the public tranquillity.
Yes, the lady of Sir William Phips was accused of being a witch and of flying through the air to attend witch-meetings.
Accused persons in the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) case will, together with several others, be arraigned before Regional Magistrate-South, Mr Masilo Mathaka on September 19.
KARACHI -- An anti-terrorism court (ATC) provided copies on Friday to the accused in former MQM MNA Ali Raza Abidi's murder case and issued perpetual arrest warrants for the accused who are on the run.
The law officer told the court Sarfraz, Javed, Nadim and Yousuf were accused in the case of killing Shafiqa Bibi and her five children.
The judge noted that the prosecution failed to prove the allegations levelled against the detained accused. He acquitted the accused of the charges by extending the benefit of doubt to him and directed the prison authorities to release him forthwith if his custody was not required in any other case.