accusation


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ac·cu·sa·tion

 (ăk′yo͞o-zā′shən)
n.
1. An act of accusing or the state of being accused.
2. A charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party.

accusation

(ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃən)
n
1. an allegation that a person is guilty of some fault, offence, or crime; imputation
2. (Law) a formal charge brought against a person stating the crime that he is alleged to have committed

ac•cu•sa•tion

(ˌæk yʊˈzeɪ ʃən)

also ac•cu•sal

(əˈkyu zəl)

n.
1. a charge of wrongdoing; imputation of guilt or blame.
2. the specific offense charged.
3. the act of accusing or the state of being accused.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a personaccusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
charge, complaint - (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
self-accusation, self-condemnation - an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
recrimination - mutual accusations
allegation - (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice"
blame game - accusations exchanged among people who refuse to accept sole responsibility for some undesirable event
imprecation - a slanderous accusation
imputation - a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense); "he denied the imputation"
indictment - an accusation of wrongdoing; "the book is an indictment of modern philosophy"
information - formal accusation of a crime
preferment - the act of making accusations; "preferment of charges"
blame, incrimination, inculpation - an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed; "his incrimination was based on my testimony"; "the police laid the blame on the driver"
implication - an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
2.accusation - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offenceaccusation - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
countercharge - a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser

accusation

accusation

noun
A charging of someone with a misdeed:
Translations
إتِّهَـاماتِّهام
obviněnížaloba
beskyldninganklage
syytös
optužba
megvádolásvádolás
ásökun
非難
고소
obtožba
anklagelse
การกล่าวหา
sự buộc tội

accusation

[ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃən] N (= charge) → acusación f

accusation

[ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃən] naccusation f
an accusation of racism → une accusation de racisme
an accusation of corruption → une accusation de corruption
an accusation against sb → une accusation contre qn, une accusation à l'encontre de qn
to make an accusation → lancer une accusation
to make an accusation against sb → lancer une accusation contre qn
an accusation that ... → une accusation selon laquelle ...
to deny an accusation → nier une accusation

accusation

nBeschuldigung f, → Anschuldigung f; (Jur) → Anklage f; (= reproach)Vorwurf m; he denied her accusation of dishonestyer wehrte sich gegen ihren Vorwurf, dass er unehrlich sei; a look of accusationein anklagender Blick

accusation

[ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃn] naccusa

accuse

(əˈkjuːz) verb
(with of) to charge (someone) with having done something wrong. They accused him of stealing the car.
ˌaccuˈsation (ӕ-) noun
the accused
the person(s) accused in a court of law. The accused was found not guilty.

accusation

اتِّهام obvinění beskyldning Beschuldigung κατηγορία acusación syytös accusation optužba accusa 非難 고소 beschuldiging beskyldning oskarżenie acusação обвинение anklagelse การกล่าวหา suçlama sự buộc tội 指控

accusation

n. acusación, imputación.
References in classic literature ?
Some time after, the Shepherd, being imprisoned on a false accusation, was condemned "to be cast to the Lions" as the punishment for his imputed crime.
The roll call finished, the president ordered them to read the act of accusation.
The second accusation he meets by interrogating Meletus, who is present and can be interrogated.
It is impossible for me to suppose that a lady in your position, and possessed of your high principles, would make such a serious accusation as this, without unanswerable reasons for doing so.
It is reported your political opinions are extreme," said Villefort, who had never heard anything of the kind, but was not sorry to make this inquiry, as if it were an accusation.
Mr Partridge, therefore, was summoned to attend, in order to his defence (if he could make any) against this accusation.
The cloud of a horrible accusation has rested on me for years.
I hope it may not,' said the Secretary in a lower voice, 'be the result of the false accusation which has been retracted.
Seeing that for such direct accusation before witnesses, if false or even mistaken, I should myself in a certain sense be made responsible, I am aware of that.
But at least, Mamma, you cannot deny the absurdity of the accusation, though you may not think it intentionally ill-natured.
Winthrop, though possessed with a dim fear of dangers attendant on so long a journey, and requiring many assurances that it would not take them out of the region of carriers' carts and slow waggons, was nevertheless well pleased that Silas should revisit his own country, and find out if he had been cleared from that false accusation.
It comes to this, then," she said, "that you make accusations against a man and deny him the right of being heard?