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A female accuser.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Dialoges Creatures Moralysed. From classical Latin accūsātrīx female accuser or prosecutor, feminine form corresponding to accūsātōr; from accūsāt-, past participial stem of accūsāre + -trīx.
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