- containing or implying blame or strong criticism
- denoting criminal procedure in which the prosecutor is distinct from the judge and the trial is conducted in public
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- containing an accusation;
accusing:an accusatory look.Also, accusative.
- Latin accūsātōrius, equivalent. to accūsā(re) to accuse + -tōrius -tory1
- Lawof, like, or pertaining to an accuser.
- accusatory + -al1 1815–25