accusations

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accusation \Ac'cu*sa"tion\, noun [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L. accusatio, fr. accusare. See {Accuse}.]

1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.

We come not by the way of accusation To taint that honor every good tongue blesses. --Shak.

2. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.

[They] set up over his head his accusation. --Matt. xxvii. 37.

Syn: Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

accusation

noun

1: a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt [syn: {accusation}, {accusal}]

2: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving" [syn: {accusation}, {charge}]


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