La palabra del día: Reo

Masculine and feminine noun. In Legal Spanish, a reo is the defendant in a civil or (especially) a criminal trial. The feminine form is rea. E.g.: El fiscal, en el término de 24 horas, pondrá al reo a disposición del tribunal en el territorio en el que fue arrestado, junto con la documentación correspondiente: Within twenty four hours the prosecutor makes the arrested person available to the court in the territory of which the arrest has been performed, sending also the respective documentation.
Reo/a is also and adjective and it can mean indistinctly suspect and guilty. dc