charged with a crime, wrongdoing, fault, etc.:
the accused boy.
a person or persons charged in a court of law with a crime, offense, etc. (often preceded by the).
(law) the accused, the defendant or defendants appearing on a criminal charge
“person charged with a crime,” 1590s, from past participle of accuse (v.).
a person who , especially in a court of law: a trial in which the accuser and accused may freely speak. Contemporary Examples accuser No. 3, a stocky brunette with what appeared to be a permanently knitted brow, said he first met Sandusky in 1999. Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Three: The Defense Gets Steamrolled Diane […]
to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of): He accused him of murder. to find fault with; blame. to make an . Contemporary Examples Black gays, in turn, are accusing their white gay peers of viscous racism. Gays and Blacks (and Gay Blacks) Go to War The Daily Beast November 5, […]
to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of): He accused him of murder. to find fault with; blame. to make an . Historical Examples She rose up in alarm, but something in his smile made her sit down and eye him accusingly. Wunpost Dane Coolidge Brother,” the parson answered, accusingly, “it […]
customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner. habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to): accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway. to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather. Contemporary Examples There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and […]
to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather. Historical Examples He had to instruct them to row together, and to accustom the port oarsmen to pull starboard from time to time. On the Spanish Main John Masefield At its foot he stopped and tried to accustom his eyes to the […]