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]
Etymologyacusation (French accusation), accusatio, from accusare. See accuse.
- /ˌæk.jʊˈzeɪ.ʃǝn/, /%}