Definition of accusation
1 : a charge of wrongdoing The evidence confirms the accusations made against him. She denied the accusation.
2 : the act of accusing someone : the state or fact of being accused
Examples of accusation in a Sentence
Investigators have made accusations of corruption against a group of former officials.
The police are investigating serious accusations of wrongdoing.
He denied the accusation that he had lied to the police.
There was a hint of accusation in his voice when he asked her where she had been.
Recent Examples of accusation from the Web
With arms budgets and arsenals growing quickly across the region, U.S. allies have been spared the accusations of free-riding Trump has leveled at Europe.
Tschaggeny was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on accusations of second-degree theft, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree abuse of a corpse.
The arrest of 43-year-old Matt Tague came after staffers at North Coast Calvary Chapel learned of an accusation against him and immediately reported it to law enforcement, according to a statement the church released Wednesday evening.
CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING Kushner’s outreach, at a time of alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has fed accusations of Trump campaign collusion, which the FBI is investigating.
Amid accusations that Noriega was behind Spadafora’s death, Barletta promised an investigation.
Reports that President Trump asked James B. Comey, then the F.B.I. director, to shut down an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, prompted accusations that the president may have obstructed justice.
The Conservatives, meanwhile, have ramped up accusations that Corbyn would weaken Britain’s defenses.
Accusations against Burge began to surface when former Mayor Richard M. Daley was state's attorney.
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ACCUSATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accusation for English Language Learners
: a claim that someone has done something wrong or illegal : a charge that someone has committed a fault or crime
ACCUSATION Defined for Kids
Definition of accusation for Students
: a claim that someone has done something bad or illegal
Legal Definition of accusation
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