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nounor plural the accused
treated as singular or plural A person or group of people who are charged with or on trial for a crime.‘the accused was ordered to stand trial on a number of charges’
litigator, opponent in law, opponent, contestant, contender, disputant, plaintiff, claimant, complainant, petitioner, appellant, respondent, party, interest, defendantView synonyms
- ‘Being present at the hearing of one's case is often of crucial importance to the accused.’
- ‘He used a combination of intimidation and hearsay evidence to browbeat the accused.’
- ‘Many of the collateral rules relating to the defence are favourable to the accused.’
- ‘A defence expert may be viewed by the jury as hired to say something that would help the accused.’
- ‘Throughout detectives have been struck by the lack of remorse shown by the accused.’
- ‘It also has to be clear that the accused has been told of the evidence against him so that if he has an alibi he can use it.’
- ‘I was repeatedly forced to waive my rights in order to be treated like any other accused.’
- ‘Immediately after the robbery the accused had left his home and could not be found by the police.’
- ‘These are not cases where the accused has caused death while in an involuntary state.’
- ‘It is a matter of urgency for us that the accused are released and all charges are dropped.’
- ‘That required fairness to the accused but also to the prosecution and those involved in it.’
- ‘Since the judges never met the accused, the evidence was unlikely to be challenged.’
- ‘Of course, everybody knew that the deed with which the accused was charged had been done.’
- ‘In most cases, it is probably only the age and sex of the accused that are capable of being relevant.’
- ‘There can be no trial at all unless the accused is fit both to plead and to stand trial.’
- ‘The accused then told the victim he would kill her if she didn't do what he told her to do.’
- ‘The young boy was then punched to the floor and kicked in the face and stomach by the accused.’
- ‘This is all proceeding on the assumption that the accused was there on the night of the burglary.’
- ‘This was the second time she was required to take the stand in full view of the accused.’
- ‘Two of the four accused were dismissed early in the trial after the judge found her to be unreliable.’
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