Accusation Definition

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[n] an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
[n] a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt


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Synonyms

accusal, charge

Misc. Definitions

\Ac`cu*sa"tion\, n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L. accusatio, fr. accusare. See {Accuse}.]
1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense. We come not by the way of accusation To taint that honor every good tongue blesses. --Shak.
2. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge. [They] set up over his head his accusation. --Matt. xxvii. 3
7. Syn: Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.

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