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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An act of accusing or the state of being accused.
  • n. A charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of accusing.
  • n. A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.
  • n. An allegation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.
  • n. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A charge of wrong-doing; a declaration of the commission of crime or error; imputation of guilt or blame.
  • n. That which is imputed as a crime or wrong; the specific guilt or error charged, as in a statement or indictment: as, what is the accusation against me? the accusation is murder.
  • n. The act of accusing or charging; crimination.
  • n. Synonyms Charge, impeachment, arraignment, indictment, crimination, imputation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
  • n. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

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