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Webster 1913 Edition


Accusation

Acˊcu-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.
Shakespeare
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Accusation

ACCUSA'TION

,
Noun.
1.
The act of charging with a crime or offense; the act of accusing of any wrong or injustice.
2.
The charge of an offense or crime; or the declaration containing the charge.
They set over his head his accusation. Mat. 27.

Definition 2022


accusation

accusation

English

Alternative forms

  • (obsolete) accusasiowne (15th century)
  • (obsolete) accusacion (15th century)

Noun

accusation (plural accusations)

  1. The act of accusing.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare, Henry VIII, III-i:
      We come not by the way of accusation / To taint that honor every good tongue blesses.
  2. (law) A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.
    [They] set up over his head his accusation - Matthew 27:37
  3. An allegation.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

accusation f (plural accusations)

  1. accusation

References

  • accusation” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).

Interlingua

Noun

accusation (plural accusationes)

  1. accusation