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the accused

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe accusedthe accused[singular or plural]SCT the person or group of people who have been officially accused of a crime or offence in a court of law accused
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the accusedThe accused is being held in the Pelham County Jail on charges of assault and battery.The accused, Dorothy Jackson, was being held in the Tarrant County Jail on a charge of assault.According to the sixth amendment, the accused has the right to a fair and public trial.The judge asked the jury if they found the accused guilty or not guilty.The witness told the court that she had never seen either of the accused before.
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