- accusation used 10 times.
- Accuse used 16 times.
- accused used 14 times.
- accuser used once.
- accusers used 8 times.
- accuseth used once.
- accusing used once.
- First Reference: Proverbs 30:10
- Last Reference: 1 Peter 3:16
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
ACCU'SE, verb transitive [Latin accuso, to blame or accuse; ad and causor, to blame, or accuse; causa, blame, suit, or process, cause. See Cause.]
1. To charge with, or declare to have committed a crime, either by plaint, or complaint, information, indictment, or impeachment; to charge with an offense against the laws, judicially or by a public process; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.
2. To charge with a fault; to blame.
Their thoughts, in the meanwhile, accusing or excusing one another. Romans 2:15.
It is followed by of before the subject of accusation; the use of for after this verb is illegitimate.
ACCU'SED, participle passive Charged with a crime, by a legal process; charged with an offense; blamed.
Satan is styled the "accuser of the brethren" (Revelation 12:10. Comp. Job 1:6; Zechariah 3:1), as seeking to uphold his influence among men by bringing false charges against Christians, with the view of weakening their influence and injuring the cause with which they are identified. He was regarded by the Jews as the accuser of men before God, laying to their charge the violations of the law of which they were guilty, and demanding their punishment. The same Greek word, rendered "accuser," is found in John 8:10 (but omitted in the Revised Version); Acts 23:30, 35; 24:8; 25:16, 18, in all of which places it is used of one who brings a charge against another.
ACCU'SER, noun One who accuses or blames; an officer who prefers an accusation against another for some offense, in the name of the government, before a tribunal that has cognizance of the offense.