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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a defendant in a criminal proceeding;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Accuse \Ac*cuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accused; p. pr. & vb. n. Accusing.] [OF. acuser, F. accuser, L. accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad + causa cause, lawsuit. Cf. Cause.] 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense; (Law) to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor. [1913 Webster] Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. --Acts xxiv. 13. [1913 Webster] We are accused of having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure. [1913 Webster] Their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another. --Rom. ii. 15. [1913 Webster] 3. To betray; to show. [R.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Syn: To charge; blame; censure; reproach; criminate; indict; impeach; arraign. Usage: To Accuse, Charge, Impeach, Arraign. These words agree in bringing home to a person the imputation of wrongdoing. To accuse is a somewhat formal act, and is applied usually (though not exclusively) to crimes; as, to accuse of treason. Charge is the most generic. It may refer to a crime, a dereliction of duty, a fault, etc.; more commonly it refers to moral delinquencies; as, to charge with dishonesty or falsehood. To arraign is to bring (a person) before a tribunal for trial; as, to arraign one before a court or at the bar public opinion. To impeach is officially to charge with misbehavior in office; as, to impeach a minister of high crimes. Both impeach and arraign convey the idea of peculiar dignity or impressiveness. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Accused \Ac*cused"\, a. Charged with offense; as, an accused person. [1913 Webster] Note: Commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

accused n 1: a defendant in a criminal proceeding
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "accused": arraigned, blamed, charged, cited, correspondent, defendant, denounced, impeached, implicated, impugned, in complicity, incriminated, inculpated, indicted, involved, libelee, prisoner, reproached, respondent, suspect, tasked, taxed, under attack, under fire