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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 ?
Strange, hideous accusations fell from his loose- hung lips.
Edgar stood on the hearth weeping silently, and in the middle of the table sat a little dog, shaking its paw and yelping; which, from their mutual accusations, we understood they had nearly pulled in two between them.
Upon the slightest and most unreasonable pretences, as well as upon accusations the most absurd and groundless, their persons and property were exposed to every turn of popular fury; for Norman, Saxon, Dane, and Briton, however adverse these races were to each other, contended which should look with greatest detestation upon a people, whom it was accounted a point of religion to hate, to revile, to despise, to plunder, and to persecute.
The fault book," she said, "is for the purpose of recording self-reproach alone, and is not a vehicle for accusations against others.
As to the two former accusations, I was glad to let them pass without any reply, because I had not a word to offer upon them in defence of my species, which otherwise I certainly had done from my own inclinations.
This discourse gave us double pleasure, both as it proved that God had confuted the accusations of our enemies, and defended us against their malice without any efforts of our own, and that the people who had shunned us with the strongest detestation were yet lovers of truth, and came to us on their own accord.
The accusations of both might be summed up in a formula.
These are the sort of accusations to which, as we were saying, you, Socrates, will be exposed if you accomplish your intentions; you, above all other Athenians.
The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
Either one of these accusations, if proved, would be sufficient grounds for your execution, but we are a just people and you shall have a trial on our return to Thark, if Tal Hajus so commands.
She reflected likewise that the cardinal would be furious at her return, and consequently would be more disposed to listen to the complaints brought against her than to the accusations she brought against others.
She accuses me of ingratitude, and denies the accusations made against herself with regard to Monsieur Bwikov.