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An opponent, especially an opposing attorney or party in an action.
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
One that initiates and carries out a legal action, especially criminal proceedings.
In the U.S., a lawyer serving in a specified judicial district as prosecutor for the state or for the federal government in criminal cases
A person or persons appointed to try law cases, make investigations, etc.; judge or judges; law court
An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
The person presenting a petition to a court or other body in order to institute an equity hearing or to appeal from a judgment. The opponent in such a proceeding is known as the respondent.
The definition of a litigant is a person who is involved in a lawsuit.
One that opposes another or others, as in a battle, contest, or debate:
(Slang) A sneaky, contemptible person
A person who has been arrested or formally charged by an indictment, information, or presentment with a crime.
A person confined in prison, as for some crime
A prosecuting witness in a criminal case.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
A pigeon used as a decoy.
Find another word for accuser. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for accuser, like: delator, incriminator, informer, state witness, libelant, informant, suitor, adversary, praise, prosecutor and plaintiff.