[n] a defendant in a criminal proceeding
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 fi
\Ac*cused"\, a. Charged with offense; as, an accused person. Note: Commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.