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accusation

Noun

1 a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing 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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Etymology

acusation (French accusation), accusatio, from accusare. See accuse.

Pronunciation

  • /ˌæk.jʊˈzeɪ.ʃǝn/, /%}

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