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
There is an element of karmic symmetry to the accusation, as Mac Donald insists cops are at greater risk of harm by critics agitated by Black Lives Matter.
Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations.
Since 2003, Brown has been investigated by six state and local agencies regarding accusations of inappropriate relationships with students.
Only in 2013 did the government repeal a law that criminalised sorcery and allowed accusations of witchcraft as a defence in murder cases.
Yesterday (Wednesday, July 5), Rob Kardashian took to social media to post several nude photos of Blac Chyna, along with multiple accusations about his ex-fiancée.
Predictably, Kennedy was tagged with accusations that he was entitled and inexperienced.
Any fresh evidence suggesting senior executives at the parent company were aware of the accusations and failed to act would be considered as part of the regulator’s ongoing duty to assess whether Sky remains a fit and proper media owner under Fox.
Loizon, a deputy probation chief, had commanded the department's armed-officer units, including the gang intervention unit at the center of many of the accusations of wrongdoing.
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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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