a defendant in a criminal proceeding
The person charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.
Having been accused; being the target of accusations.
Origin: * First attested in the 1590's.
charged with offense; as, an accused person
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'accused' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2627
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'accused' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4631
Rank popularity for the word 'accused' in Adjectives Frequency: #995
The numerical value of accused in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of accused in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is honourable to be accused by those who deserve to be accused.
I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.
Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us.
Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases 'revenue enhancement.' Not so. No one was fooled.
If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had.
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