accusation

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noun ac·cu·sa·tion \ˌa-kyə-ˈzā-shən, -(ˌ)kyü-\

Definition of accusation

  1. 1 :  a charge of wrongdoing <The evidence confirms the accusations made against him.> <She denied the accusation.>

  2. 2 :  the act of accusing someone :  the state or fact of being accused

Examples of accusation in a sentence

  1. Investigators have made accusations of corruption against a group of former officials.

  2. The police are investigating serious accusations of wrongdoing.

  3. He denied the accusation that he had lied to the police.

  4. There was a hint of accusation in his voice when he asked her where she had been.

Origin and Etymology of accusation

see accuse


First Known Use: 14th century



ACCUSATION Defined for English Language Learners

accusation

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noun ac·cu·sa·tion \ˌa-kyə-ˈzā-shən, -(ˌ)kyü-\

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

accusation

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noun ac·cu·sa·tion \ˌa-kyə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of accusation for Students

  1. :  a claim that someone has done something bad or illegal


Law Dictionary

accusation

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noun ac·cu·sa·tion \ˌa-kyə-ˈzā-shən\

Legal Definition of accusation

  1. 1 :  a formal charge of wrongdoing, delinquency, or fault <the accused shall enjoy the right…to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusationU.S. Constitution amend. VI> — compare allegation, indictment, information

  2. 2 :  the offense or fault of which one is accused <the accusation was murder>



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