Definition of Accusation

1. Noun. A formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt.




2. Noun. An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence. "The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
Exact synonyms: Charge
Generic synonyms: Assertion, Asseveration, Averment
Specialized synonyms: Countercharge
Derivative terms: Accusatorial, Accuse, Charge, Charge

Definition of Accusation

1. n. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.

Definition of Accusation

1. Noun. The act of accusing. ¹

2. Noun. (context: legal) A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law. ¹

3. Noun. An allegation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accusation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accusation

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accursedly
accursedness
accursednesses
accurses
accursing
accurst
accus
accusable
accusably
accusal
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accusants
accusatio
accusation (current term)
accusations
accusatival
accusative
accusative-case
accusative case
accusative cases
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accusatives
accusator
accusatorial
accusatorially
accusatorily
accusators

Literary usage of Accusation

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1. A History of the Criminal Law of England by James Fitzjames Stephen (1883)
"THE subject of the present chapter is the history of the — methods of accusation and trial which have prevailed in England. These are private and public ..."

2. The count of Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846)
"THE DEEB OF accusation. THE judges took their places in the midst of the most ... The president called for the deed of accusation, corrected, as we know, ..."

3. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"On May 11, 1657, the fiscal at last presented an informal accusation for the purpose of summoning the kindred to defend the case; on October 22, 1659, ..."

4. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"Cases of Self-accusation. § 350. Some Cases Prove to be Psychoses. PATHOLOGICAL LYING AND accusation. § 344. Definition: — Pathological lying is ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The accusation of bishops will be a difficult thing, their defence an easy matter. ... The accusation must be made not in writing, but by word of mouth. ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"Cromwell, a staunch friend of Wyatt, ignored the accusation, and on 27 Nov. 1638 wrote to him in terms of confidence. Wyatt was recalled to England in April ..."

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