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Accused

The generic name for the defendant in a criminal case. A person becomes accused within the meaning of a guarantee of Speedy Trial only at the point at which either formal indictment or information has been returned against him or her, or when he or she becomes subject to actual restraints on liberty imposed by arrest, whichever occurs first.

accused

n. a person charged with a crime.

accused

(Attacked), verb attacked, defamed, maligned, reproached, reproved

accused

(Charged), verb arraigned, brought charges, charged, complained of, filed charges, have charges against, held responsible, impeached, indicted

accused

the person charged with a crime. In Scotland the accused in serious cases is often called the panel.

ACCUSED. One who is charged with a crime or misdemeanor.

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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.
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The accused wanted to know about the money he has in his card.
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All the men are accused of casting their reels without a licence - a charge brought by Wales' environment body Natural Resources Wales.
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Abu Dhabi: The Supreme Court's state security court on Monday ruled that all documents, investigation records and prosecution orders as well as copies of the UAE Penal Code be immediately handed over to the male members of a group accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
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