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Accused is sometimes a misspelling of accrued.

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Definition of the noun accused

What does accused mean as a name of something?


  1. a defendant in a criminal proceeding
    • examples: To my surprise, the noted psychologist was accused of a kidnapping. | To my surprise, the anthropologist was accused of murder. | The teacher accused one of his students of being noisy in class. | The GOP accused the Democrats of pork barrel politics. | As communism has collapsed, capitalism is now accused of trying to "dominate the world." | Several people have been accused of breaking the law. | She accused me of not writing to her sooner. | If they hadn't found the vase, John would have been accused of stealing it. | If the vase is not found, John may be accused of stealing it. | Beth accused her sister, Sally, of tearing her scarf.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: defendant / suspect = a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law

Definition of the adjective accused

What does accused mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Having been accused; being the target of accusations.

Definition of the verb accused

What does accused mean as a doing word?


  1. past of accuse


  1. "Accused": Anklaget is a 2005 Danish drama film about a couple, Henrik and Nina Christofferson, whose happiness was shattered when their 14-year old daughter Stine accused her father of molesting her.
  2. "Accused" a.k.a. "Lucia de B." is a drama thriller film directed by Paula van der Oest.
  3. "Accused" is a 1936 British mystery film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dolores del Río and Florence Desmond. It was made at Isleworth Studios by Criterion Films, which Fairbanks was a co-owner of. The film's sets were designed by Edward Carrick.
  4. "Accused" a.k.a. "The Mark of the Hawk" is a 1957 drama film, directed by Michael Audley with a screenplay by Lloyd Young and H. Kenn Carmichael. The film stars Eartha Kitt and Sidney Poitier.


Accused is a fictional character from the 2010 film Shark.

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Google previewPublic Rape (2004)

Representing Violation in Fiction and Film by Tanya Horeck

For Moore, the film's difference lies in its willingness to make 'sexuality itself a problem': 'The bravest thing about Tlie Accused is that it makes it clear that Sarah, who is gang-raped on a Slam Dunk pinball machine, is a sexy young ...

Google previewToward a Prosecutor for the European Union Volume 1 (2012)

A Comparative Analysis by Katalin Ligeti

The accused is a person with regard to whom a Prosecutor's Office has prepared a statement of charges pursuant to CCP, § 226 or a person against whom a statement of charges has been brought pursuant to expedited procedure or a person ...

Google previewThe Court-Martial of Charlie Newell (2008)

by Gerard Shirar

The fact that the accused is an uneducated and superstitious member of the Negro race cannot ...

Google previewReport of a Committee of the New England Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church on the case of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery, etc (1833)

by Methodist Episcopal Church (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA), Ephraim Kingsbury AVERY

It follows, therefore, in deciding the question proposed in this case, that the testimony against the accused is the testimony of the wretched female alone. If indeed, this may be called testimony—for it was never given in a court of justice, ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

The object of bail is to relieve the accused of imprisonment and the state of the burden of keeping him ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law and Society (2007)

American and Global Perspectives by David S. Clark

They typically are responsible for initiating prosecution against the accused. In private prosecution systems, the victim or victim's relatives often initiate prosecution. This process may run parallel to the public prosecution system, as in Austria, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 13: Gender by Nancy Bercaw, Ted Ownby

Nearly all torture-lynching victims were blacks accused of both raping and murdering whites. Most were burned at the stake, after preliminary tortures. One accused murderer in Louisiana, a white man, was slowly skinned alive. Lynch mobs ...

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Small photo of Scared man young employee hiding under the table being accused by many people who point fingers at himSmall photo of Is it me? Shocked red-haired teenage girl with freckles and blue eyes pointing at herself with hands being surprised to be accused of something. Lovely woman with shocked and astonished expressionSmall photo of ACCUSED word made with building blocks isolated on whiteSmall photo of Prisoner in the cell or Accused in prisonSmall photo of Dreary subordinate woman being accused to making mistake by man colleague in company officeSmall photo of Sad dreary subordinate woman being accused to making mistake by man colleague in company officeSmall photo of Oscar Pistorius leaving the high court in Pretoria, South Africa on the 17th of October 2014 He was accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the 14th of February, 2013 More...

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Man accused of faking sign language at Mandela memorial

The man who has been accused of faking sign language at Mandela's memorial service has a criminal past.

Quotes about Accused

One is either judge or accused. The judge sits, the accused stands. Live on your feet. (Jean Cocteau)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1S1E1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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