Definition of accuser in English:



  • A person who claims that someone has committed an offence or done something wrong.

    ‘I dislike any law that puts the burden of proof on the accused rather than the accuser’
    ‘Hero faints before her three accusers leave’
    • ‘They are accused of the act, lectured to, and forced to acknowledge the moral superiority of the accusers.’
    • ‘I was shaking now with rage, both at myself and at the accuser.’
    • ‘Nearly more than half the town's children vanished, including every one of the accusers.’
    • ‘His counsel establishes through cross-examination of the accuser that the stolen animal is a horse, not a mare.’
    • ‘Guilty, he poured the remains of the bottle over his accuser.’
    • ‘The need for an enemy overwhelms even the accuser's self-interest.’
    • ‘He provides incontrovertible proof of his ability to defy his accusers.’
    • ‘In any civilized court, the decision lies with the accuser to prove that a person did what they say they did.’
    • ‘The accused country has to prove its innocence, the accuser has to prove nothing.’
    • ‘One of the basic rights has been the right to face one's accuser.’