One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An accuser; specifically a plaintiff, a prosecutor.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From classical Latin accūsātōr prosecutor of a public trial, accuser, plaintiff, professional prosecutor, informer from accūsāt-, past participial stem of accūsāre + -ōr. Compare Middle French, French accusateur.
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