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The generic name for the defendant in a criminal case.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)
Accused is the person that is charged with a crime and has to go to criminal court.
California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)
A person who has been charged with a crime. Also known as a defendant.
Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)
Another accused definition is the person that is charged with a crime and has to go to criminal court. (See defendant.)
Judicial Council of California. “Self-Help Glossary” (2016)