What does Accused mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accusednoun

    a defendant in a criminal proceeding


  1. accusednoun

    The person charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.

  2. accusedadjective

    Having been accused; being the target of accusations.

  3. Etymology: * First attested in the 1590's.


  1. accused

    Accused refers to a person or entity who has been charged with a crime or wrongdoing, often within a legal context. They are believed or claimed to be responsible for an illegal or unscrupulous act and are subjected to a legal trial or investigation for the supposed crime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accused

    of Accuse

  2. Accusedadjective

    charged with offense; as, an accused person

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. accused

    In a military sense, the designation of one who is arraigned before a military court.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accused' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2627

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accused' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4631

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accused' in Adjectives Frequency: #995

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Accused in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Accused in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Accused in a Sentence

  1. Bari Abdellatif:

    The prolonged battle for Kobani caused a lot of tensions fighters accused each other of treachery and eventually turned on each other.

  2. Pasamba Jow:

    Even if what he's accused of were true, I think he was doing it for the sake of democracy in a country denied all legal venues to change their government.

  3. Clifton Newman:

    It had the added notoriety because it involved a lawyer who had been accused of stealing money from clients, over eight million dollars from any number of clients, a lawyer who admittedly was strung out on drugs and more than anything else, a man who’s accused of killing his wife and his son.

  4. Robert Driscoll:

    She has been publicly, essentially, in the media, accused of being an agent for the government of Russia, she testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in closed session -- which was not public until today -- several months ago, did not flee, cooperated with that request ; had her house searched in April by the FBI with 15 agents going through everything she had, did not flee.

  5. Lopez Obrador:

    She is fighting for there to be peace and tranquility and was accused in a despicable way.

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