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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accusation  \Ac`cu*sa"tion\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accusation 
  n  1:  a  formal  charge  of  wrongdoing  brought  against  a  person;  an 
  imputation  of  blame  or  guilt  [syn:  {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:  {charge}] 




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