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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accuser  \Ac*cus"er\,  n.  [OE.  acuser,  accusour  cf  OF  acuseor 
  fr  L.  accusator,  fr  accusare.] 
  One  who  accuses;  one  who  brings  a  charge  of  crime  or  fault. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accuser 
  n  :  someone  who  imputes  guilt  or  blame  [syn:  {claimant}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Accuser 
  Satan  is  styled  the  "accuser  of  the  brethren"  (Rev.  12:10.  Comp. 
  Job  1:6;  Zech.  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. 
 




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