accusation

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Etymology[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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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accusation f (plural accusations)

  1. accusation

References[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

accusation (plural accusationes)

  1. accusation