noun: The defendant or defendants in a criminal case.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
When a witness requested by the accused is available, the witness need not be called if the accused withdraws his request upon being informed that the testimony expected by the accused from the witness will be regarded as having been actually taken.
"The fact that the term 'accused of the offense' is not used does not matter if it is clear" from the arrest warrant "that he was wanted for prosecution and not merely for questioning," the court said today.
His expression accused her of being disingenuous, but he only said, The horse is hitched and the carriage is waiting.
The resulting report that bears his name accused both sides of wrongdoing - deliberately making civilians targets.
Whether the accused is a citizen or not has nothing to do with this principle.