accusation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the late 14th century. From Middle English accusacion, borrowed from Old French acusacion (French accusation), from Latin accūsātiō (accusation, indictment), from accūsō (blame, accuse). Doublet of accusatio. More at accuse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌæk.jʊ.ˈzeɪ.ʃən/, /ˌæk.jə.ˈzeɪ.ʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

accusation (countable and uncountable, plural accusations)

  1. The act of accusing.
  2. (law) A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.
  3. An allegation.
    ungrounded accusations
    a blind accusation
    repeated accusations
    an accusation of a crime

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin accūsātiō, accūsātiōnem.

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Noun[edit]

accusation f (plural accusations)

  1. accusation

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References[edit]

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

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

accusation (plural accusationes)

  1. accusation