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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The defendant in a criminal case.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Charged with offense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of accuse.
  • noun law The person charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.
  • adjective Having been accused; being the target of accusations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a defendant in a criminal proceeding

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