Accusation meaning

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An act of accusing or the state of being accused.
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The crime or wrong of which a person is accused.
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The definition of an accusation is a statement made against a person that they have done something wrong, or is the wrongdoing that a person is accused of having done.

An example of an accusation is when a person files a complaint against another person for theft.

Robbery is an example of an accusation.

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A charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party.
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An accusing or being accused.
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A formal charge of criminal wrongdoing against a person or corporation. See also indictment, information and presentment.
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An informal charge that one has committed an illegal, immoral, or otherwise wrongful act.
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The act of accusing.
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(law) A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.

[They] set up over his head his accusation - Matthew 27:37

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Origin of accusation

  • First attested in the late 14th century. From Old French acusacion (French accusation), from Latin accūsātiō (“accusation, indictment”), from accūsō (“blame, accuse”). More at accuse.

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